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AfDB Approves USD 245 million Loan for Tanzania Road Project

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  1. Invisible

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    The Board of Directors of the African Development Fund (ADF), the concessional window of the African Development bank Group (AfDB) Group, approved on 2 December 2009 in Tunis, a USD 245 million (152 million UA*) loan to finance a road sector support project in Tanzania. This funding constitutes 66% of the total project coast estimated at USD 371 million (UA 230 million).

    The Road Sector Support Project I comprise civil works for upgrading to bitumen standard, the Iringa-Dodoma road (260km) and the Namtumbo-Tunduru road (193km). It also involves the strengthening of the Tanzania National Roads Agency (TANROADS) management capacity, the restructuring of the Ministry of Communications and Transport in Zanzibar as well as efforts to mitigate the impact of HIV/AIDS, sexually transmitted infections and tuberculosis.

    The project will support the country’s economic and social development programs through efficient and cost-effective movement of people and goods and improve access to markets and social services for the communities in the project areas, with a view to reducing poverty.

    The two roads are part of the regional corridor and will improve cross-border trade with neighbouring countries as well as enhance tourism and regional integration.

    When completed, the Iringa-Dodoma Road will link up with the Central Corridor which connects the Dar-es- Salaam port to Rwanda, Burundi and eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). It will complement the proposed Isaka-Kigali railway line currently under study.

    The Iringa-Dodoma road is an important link to three corridors – the North-South Corridor, the SADC (South African Development Community) Regional Trunk Road Network and the Trans-Africa Highway from Cape Town to Cairo, designed to link up southern African countries with eastern and northern Africa.

    The North-South Corridor project was approved in April 2009 by SADC, EAC (East African Community) and COMESA (Common Market for East and South Africa) as a priority development project to enhance intra-regional trade and promote integration of the three regional economic communities.

    * 1 Unit of Account (UA) = 1.61018 United States Dollars (USD) as of 4 December 2009
  2. Cynic

    Cynic JF-Expert Member

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    Habari njema kwa maendeleo yetu. Ila tu wasiingie mikataba na makampuni ya kibabaishaji kama ilivyokuwa kwa Dodoma-Manyoni.

    Hiyo Namtumbo-Tunduru road mbona hawaelezei umuhimu wake?
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    afadhali ya manyoni- dodoma kuliko ya Manyoni- Singida!!!
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    Hii mikopo itatutokea puani baadae kama tusipoitumia vizuri, kuweka lami tz ni mara mbili ya kenya
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    • Reference: P-TZ-DB0-018
    • Approval date: 02/12/2009
    • Start date: 02/12/2010
    • Status: ApprovedAPVD
    • Country: Tanzania
    • Sector: Transport


    The project objective is to improve the essential road transport infrastructure in the central and southern parts of Tanzania in order to reduce road maintenance, vehicle operating costs and travel time between Dodoma and Iringa, and Tunduru and Namtumbo. In the wider context, the project roads will contribute to regional integration by improving the north-south connectivity between Zambia, Tanzania, Kenya and Ethiopia while the Tunduru-Namtumbo as part of the Mtwara Corridor will improve the link between the Mtwara sea port and its hinterland, northern Mozambique and Malawi.

    The performance indicators will be improved transport service and lower transport costs along the road to be measured by assessing the road roughness, estimating vehicle operating costs and traffic volumes.


    Farmers and people of Iringa who will be connected to the capital city of Dodoma with an all weather road and the regional traders (Zambia, Kenya, Tanzania).

    The opening up of road connectivity between Mtwara port ad Mbamba Bay have great potential to promote the development of natural resources on the Mtwara corridor as well as connecting northern Mozambique and Malawi to the nearest port of Mtwara.

    Capacity building in TANROADS will improve its project implementation capacity and improve disbursements. The road sector reforms in Zanzibar will result in commercialization basing road management on the 'user pay principle'.

    Key contacts

    KIGGUNDU Lawrence - OINF2


    Source: ADF Amount UAC 152,000,000

    Source: Government Amount UAC 29,570,000

    Source: Co-financier Amount UAC 49,040,000

    Total: UAC 230,610,000

    Source of info: AfDB
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    Mikataba ya design and Build ni mizuri kwa watu walio na uzoefu nayo......sasa pale nyumbani project officers/managers toka Ministry wametuingiza mkenge kinoma(inexperience ya hawa officers kuhusu aina hii ya mkataba imechangia sana)........ngoma iko Arbitration........cha moto tutakiona............