(3 June 2016) Tanzanian President John Magufuli on Thursday laid the foundation stone for the construction of a new library at the University of Dar es Salaam (UDSM) to be built at a cost of about 40 million U.S. dollars funded by the Chinese government.
President Magufuli said the Chinese government’s 100 percent-aided project had come at the right time as the government was working hard to improve the country’s education standard.
He said once completed, the state-of-the-art facility will boast a space of 20,000 square meters and house over 800,000 books.
The planned mega-library will also be able to accommodate 2,600 university students at any one time, officials said.
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