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  • Getting the most out of Tanzania's timber industry

    Posted on :Tuesday , 31st January 2023

    Tanzanian people are being empowered to manage forests in a sustainable manner.

    97% of the 48 million hectares of forest in Tanzania are primary forests. Due to the rising need for raw materials and their byproducts, many anticipate that these assets will open up new income prospects for the Tanzanian labour force.


    In the woods of southeast Tanzania, hardwood timber. . .

  • Burj Zanzibar: The World's Future Tallest Timber Building

    Posted on :Friday , 28th October 2022

    The Indian Ocean island of Zanzibar is planning the world's tallest timber apartment, a 28-story residential structure built with hybrid timber technology.


    The magnificent high-rise, known as Burj Zanzibar (the Arabic word "burj" means "tower"), is intended to rise significantly 96 metres. As the first timber construction of this size in the entire world, it would be know. . .

  • Africa is showing an increasing interest in the manufacture of engineered wood products.

    Posted on :Tuesday , 28th December 2021

    Africa will be one of the world's greatest marketplaces by 2050, with a population exceeding that of China. The construction of a continental free trade zone is well underway. Africa's population will grow to include a sizable middle class with a growing hunger for consumer goods. These trends present opportunities for investment and expansion in the forest and wood products industries. Tan. . .

  • Tanzania demands higher timber and wood supply

    Posted on :Friday , 26th November 2021

    In Tanzania's fast developing economy, rising demand for timber and wood supply from industrial plantations and natural forests have created a new source of income for smallholder farmers in Tanzania's Southern Highlands, which is experiencing a tree-growing boom.


    Woodlots are becoming increasingly common in East Africa as a result of growing urban demand for lumber, elec. . .

  • TNBC announces ambitions to establish wood-product manufacturing plants.

    Posted on :Tuesday , 26th October 2021

    Dr. Ezekiel Mwakalukwa, Chairman of TNBC's Forestry Working Group, stated in Dar es Salaam. Ben Mfungo Sulus, co-chair of the working group, and Dr. Godwill Wanga, executive secretary of the TNBC, are with him.


    The Tanzania National Business Council (TNBC) is launching a program to encourage the creation of Engineered Wood Products manufacturing units (EWPs).


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