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The Construction Industry in Tanzania
BY Carole Veitch
Tanzania
09 April 2018
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The Tanzanian Construction sector


Tanzania’s construction sector is characterised by a large number of micro-entrepreneurs, the majority of whom operate in the country’s informal economy. The country’s formal construction sector comprises indigenous and indigenised firms, as well as numerous major foreign civil engineering and construction companies. As an industry with linkages to all sectors of the economy, the construction sector performs a pivotal role in Tanzania, as well as across the East African trade bloc. According to the Tanzanian National Bureau of Statistics, the market value of the construction sector at current prices increased from approximately US$6.6bn in 2016 to more than US$7bn in 2017.


Major Infrastructure Projects


The growth of Tanzania’s construction sector continues to be underpinned by the roll-out of major public infrastructure development projects. Infrastructure investment is largely concentrated in power generation and in the transport sector, with a particular focus on the development of the country’s ports, roads and railway lines. Of growing importance is the demand for housing and other social infrastructure. Tanzania’s substantial housing backlog is estimated to exceed 3 million residential units and annual demand for housing is in the region of 200,000 units.


Report Coverage


The Tanzanian Construction report focuses on current conditions, developments in the sector, the key drivers and the challenges that the industry faces. Profiles for 32 companies active in the sector are provided. Included are Chinese companies such as China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation, China Communications Construction Company, China Merchants Port Holdings Company, China Railway Group and China Wu Yi Company Ltd which are proving to be particularly competitive, especially in the civil construction market. Also profiled is Estim Construction Company Ltd which has subsidiaries in Mozambique and Zambia but whose headquarters are based in Tanzania. Alvic Builders (Tanzania) Ltd is another company with headquarters in Tanzania which undertakes projects throughout Africa.


Page
1. INTRODUCTION 1
2. COUNTRY INFORMATION 1
2.1. Geographic Position 2
3. DESCRIPTION OF THE INDUSTRY 4
3.1. Industry Value Chain 6
4. SIZE OF THE INDUSTRY 7
5. STATE OF THE INDUSTRY 15
5.1. Local 15
5.1.1. Corporate Actions 26
5.1.2. Regulations and Government Policies 27
5.2. Continental 30
5.3. International 34
6. INFLUENCING FACTORS 36
6.1. Economic Environment 36
6.2. Investment in Infrastructure 36
6.3. Corruption 38
6.4. Input Costs 38
6.5. Cyclicality 39
6.6. Health and Safety Concerns 39
6.7. Technology, Research and Development (R&D) and Innovation 39
6.8. Labour 41
6.9. Environmental Concerns 42
7. COMPETITION 43
7.1. Barriers to Entry 45
7.2. Public Procurement and the Tendering Process 45
8. SWOT ANALYSIS 46
9. OUTLOOK 47
10. INDUSTRY ASSOCIATIONS 47
11. REFERENCES 48
11.1. Publications 48
11.2. Websites 49
APPENDIX 1 51
The Global Competitiveness Index 2017-2018: Tanzania 51
COMPANY PROFILES 52
ADVENT CONSTRUCTION LTD 52
ALVIC BUILDERS TANZANIA LTD 54
ATIGH BUILDING CONSTRUCTION COMPANY LTD 56
ATLAS AFRICAN INDUSTRIES LTD 57
AURECON SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 61
BAM INTERNATIONAL BV 66
CHINA CIVIL ENGINEERING CONSTRUCTION CORPORATION 68
CHINA COMMUNICATIONS CONSTRUCTION COMPANY LTD 70
CHINA MERCHANTS PORT HOLDINGS COMPANY LTD 74
CHINA RAILWAY GROUP LTD 76
CHINA WU YI COMPANY LTD 81
COWI TANZANIA LTD 84
DEL MONTE (TANZANIA) LTD 86
ESTIM CONSTRUCTION COMPANY LTD 87
FABEC INVESTMENT LTD 89
FRANKIPILE INTERNATIONAL PROJECTS LTD 91
GIS ENGINEERING & ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICE LTD 93
GS POWER INSTALLATIONS (PTY) LTD 95
HEMATEC INVESTMENT LTD 96
HOLTAN EAST AFRICA LTD 98
ITALFRAME LTD 100
JFM CONSTRUCTION LTD 102
KERAI CONSTRUCTION LTD 103
MHM GENERAL SUPPLY LTD 104
NORPLAN TANZANIA LTD 105
PMG GROUP (TANZANIA) LTD 106
PREMIER ELECTRIC CONTRACTORS 108
SALEM CONSTRUCTION LTD 109
SKOL BUILDING CONTRACTORS LTD 111
SWACHEN ENTERPRISES LTD 113
TANZANIA BUILDINGS AGENCY 114
WAPO SCAFFOLDING (TANZANIA) LTD 116