Grant Feasibility Study for Caustic Soda

Project Summary

Approval Date 20 Nov 1990
Signature Date 04 Feb 1991
Planned Completion Date 31 Dec 1996
Last Disbursement Planned Date 31 Dec 1996
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Industry, Minning & Quarrying
DAC Sector Code 32210
Commitment U.A 600,361.06
Status Completion

Project Objectives

1. Overall objectives: The objective of the study is to determine the economic viability, and technical and financial feasibility of the Soda deposit in Lake Natron. Given the significance of environmental concerns, the study included an environmental assessment to identify risks and opportunities in order to draw up an appropriate plan for mitigating the environment surrounding Lake Natron. 2. Specific objectives: The specific objective of the study is to determine the techno- economic viability of the proposed Caustic Soda/Soda Ash plant based on the soda reserves in Lake Natron in order to serve the domestic demand and to cater for markets in COMESA/SADC countries.

Participating Organization

African Development Fund
Government Of Tanzania, United Republic of


IATI identifier 46002-P-TZ-BAA-001
Last Update 06 Dec 2022


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Geographic Location

Country Tanzania, United Republic of