“The contractor will hand over the building to us in September and we should begin working in it a month later,” he said.
The construction of the new headquarters, which is located adjacent to the Arusha International Complex Centre (AICC), was financed through a 14 million Euro grant from the German government.
The building was built by Dar es Salaam based builder, African Real Estates Company (ARECO). It covers a total of 15,000 square metres and comprise of three twin buildings of four storeys each, with provisions for future extensions.
The new headquarters will accommodate the three organs of the regional body, namely, the East African Court of Justice (EACJ), the Secretariat and the East African Legislative Assembly (EALA).
The office complex, whose construction began in November 2009, will be launched during the EAC Heads of State summit in November or April 2013.
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