Recent announcements on aid to Tanzania: CHINA -a loan of Shs 7 billion to TAZARA for equipment and spare parts for the Chinese-aided Tanzania-Zambia railway. LIBYA -assorted equipment including three tractors, an ambulance and medicine for Zanzibar. USA -$2.5 million to fight AIDS. FINLAND -Shs 3.1 billion for the Local Government Reform Programme and the National Forest Programme and Shs 1.2 billion for poverty eradication. SWITZERLAND -Shs 9 billion in budget support. KOREA -Shs 24 million for communication and agricultural equipment. The EU -Euros 42 million for roads in Mwanza and for tax administration; Euros 2 million over two years for training, equipment and support for the Prevention of Corruption Bureau’s public awareness campaigns and Euros 1.75 million for implementation of the Tourism Master Plan. JAPAN -Shs 66 billion for forestry in Lushoto district, Shs 3 billion in food aid (rice) and Shs 210 million for equipment for the Nattional Museum. DENMARK -Shs 1.7 billion for new transparent ballot boxes for the next elections.

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