A new terminal, which was opened at Julius Nyerere International Airport last month, is expected to increase air trafficImage caption: A new terminal, which was opened at Julius Nyerere International Airport last month, is expected to increase air traffic
Tanzania's President John Magufuli has launched a new radar system at the country's main Julius Nyerere International Airport in the city of Dar es Salaam.
It is one of four new radar systems the East African nation has recently acquired that will help improve security, Mr Magufuli says.
Until now the country has had to rely on its neighbours and the military to control air traffic as it has had only one radar station that could monitor 25% of the air space.
"This project will attract more aviation companies to use our space and therefore increase revenues," the president is quoted as saying by Tanzania's private The Citizen newspaper.
Another station was opened at Kilimanjaro and those at Mwanza and Songwe are to follow soon.
Last month, a new terminal was opened at Julius Nyerere International Airport, which is expected to increase traffic at the airport to at least six million annually.
The East African nation is home to two renowned tourism destinations - Africa's highest mountain, Kilimanjaro, and wildlife-rich national parks such as the Serengeti.