AICC to run Julius Nyerere Centre in Dar

Arusha's AICC takes over management of Dar es Salaam's JNICC

The Arusha International Conference Centre (AICC) has assumed the management of the Julius Nyerere International Convention Centre (JNICC) in Dar es Salaam.

The move will allow Tanzania's principal conference organiser to extend its services beyond Arusha, according to the AICC director Elishilia Kaaya, who explained that the centre wanted to live up to its motto "We bring the world to Tanzania."

Located on Shaaban Robert St in Dar es Salaam, the JNICC is an ultra-modern conference facility with a seating capacity of more than 1,000 delegates. It was inaugurated in March this year and its $15 million construction was funded by the Tanzanian government.

The seven-storey AICC complex has been operating in Arusha since it was founded there in 1978. It houses numberous conference halls, offices and retail units, and has also served as the chambers for the United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (UN-ICTR).

The semi-state body falls under the remit of the ministry of foreign affairs and international cooperation, and aside from its conference centre it owns over 650 residential units in Arusha, making it the largest landlord in the city. Separately, the AICC plans to construct a Kilimanjaro International Convention Centre in the Themi district of Arusha.