The European Union (EU) has pledged to pump in 10 million Euros for the development and promotion of Tanzania’s culture, arts and traditional heritages, an EU official said on Sunday.
Alexa du Plessis, Program Officer at European Commission in Tanzania, disclosed this when speaking at the official launch of a state-of-the-art Cultural Arts Center (CAC) at the Tumaini University Makumira (TUMA) in Arusha.
The EU official said that the World Bank predicts a surge of foreign tourists visiting the country to reach record high by 2025 when Tanzania is expected to start receiving over 8 million visitors every year.
“Tanzania’s rich cultural heritage is one of the attractive features that will be sending the entire world to Arusha, Kilimanjaro and Zanzibar to get a piece of the experience,” said Du Plessis.
She said that the EU through the European Development Fund (EDF) will pump in 10 million Euros for the development of the country’s cultural and historical heritages.
The Cultural Arts Centre, according to TUMA Vice-Chancellor Joseph Parsalaw, is aimed at identifying, preserving and promoting the unique cultural heritage of music, dance and traditional instruments in northern Tanzania. Enditem