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Volume 938: debated on Monday 7 November 1977

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asked the Minister of Overseas Development what aid the United Kingdom has provided for the Tabora region of Tanzania, and to what precise use such funds are being put.

Britain is to provide £4·32 million over the next five years for the Tabora rural development project, which is to be co-financed with the World Bank and the Government of Tanzania. The project is intended to lay the foundations for the future long-term development of the Tabora region by providing master plans for water supply and land use, setting up pilot crop, livestock, and forestry programmes and starting new water and road schemes.Britain's contribution will finance the equipment and teams of experts to undertake road maintenance and reconstruction, and the land use planning element of the project, which will cost £2·47 million and £1·85 million, respectively.