India, Tanzania sign two agreements on water projects

Dar-es-Salaam:India and Tanzania on Sunday signed five agreements, including two on water supply and water resource management. The agreements were signed following delegation-level talks here headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Tanzanian President John Magufuli. According to one agreement, India will extend a line of credit of $92 million for the rehabilitation and improvement of the water supply system in Zanzibar. The two sides also signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on water resource management and development. Another MoU seeks to establish a vocational training centre in Zanzibar. An MoU was also signed on visa waiver for diplomatic and official passport holders. An agreement was also signed between the National Small Industries Corporation of India and the Small Industries Development Organisation of Tanzania. Prior to Sunday's talks, Modi was accorded a ceremonial welcome at the State House here. Modi also played drums along with Magufuli, adding a local touch to the ceremony. Modi arrived here on Saturday night from South Africa on the third leg of his four-nation tour of Africa. This is the first prime ministerial visit from India to Tanzania in five years since the visit of then Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in 2011. Modi will leave for Kenya later on Sunday on the fourth and final leg of his African sojourn.