The RC made the remarks here yesterday when he visited the port to see progress of the major project accompanied by leaders of the region's peace committee.
The leaders were Bishop Abednego Keshomshahara from North-Western Diocese of ELCT in Bukoba, Assistant Bishop Methodius Kilaini of Bukoba Roman Catholic Diocese and Sheikh of Kagera Region, Haruna Kichwabuta.
"This is an opportunity for local engineers to learn the technology of building ships and other marine vessels so that when Koreans building the new ship leave they will remain with expertise,” he noted.
That move will significantly help to save the country's money because it will not necessarily need to go to Korea looking for engineers to come and build our ships when needs arises, he said.
The RC has appealed to Kagera residents to utilize the ships when they will be completed to bring their own and regional development at large.
The best way to go about that is to engage in productive activities that will produce items to transport using the marine vessels and therefore promote development in the region, he noted.
He noted that when ships were operating in Bukoba, development of the region was relatively high as compared to now when such vessels are not operating, noting that people were able to transport cargo between Bukoba and Mwanza at low cost and saving money for other needs.
"Indeed, we thank President John Pombe Magufuli for coming up with this marine project because it will be helpful in stimulating development of Kageara region in a number of ways," he remarked.
Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Marine Services Company Ltd, Eric Hamissi said that the project was a major reform in waterway transport to be implemented by the government at once since independence.