China's assistance to Tanzania is heading to a new era that will centre on the people to- people activities that provides direct aid to the vulnerable groups through non-governmental organisations (NGOs).
Beijing, despite providing assistance to Dar es Salaam in the last five decades, uses only government- to-government mode but now envisages to be blended further using NGOs.
The decision comes at a time when the Chinese investments in the country are growing fast forcing companies to want giving back portion of revenue through corporate social responsibility (CSR), an area Beijing's firms seldom touch.
The China Foundation for Poverty Alleviation (CFPA), director for international development department, Wu Peng, says this year he will visit five African countries, including Tanzania on a fact finding mission prior to offering assistance.
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