World Bank sets 28bn/- for Moshi/Kilimanjaro projects 28/10/2011 0 Comments photo by Berlotti via flickr.com The World Bank has set aside a 28bn/- grant to finance various projects in Moshi Municipal Council in the next five years. The Municipal Council Director, Ms Bernadette Kinabo said that the World Bank picked the town as one of the beneficiaries of the grant after it complained of inadequate financial resources to implement big projects such as construction of tarmac roads and bridges. She said projects which will be funded by the bank include roads, land, markets, abattoirs and waste management, adding that implementation of the earmarked projects will begin in July next year. According to her, the grant was also a result of approval of write-ups by the World Bank which has instructed the Municipal Council set aside a supplementary budget to prepare project design. We have picked Moshi University College of Cooperative and Business Studies to prepare the plan, she revealed. Out of the funds, she said, 15.5bn/- would be spent to construct road network stretching 25.62 kilometres.The roads are Sukari, Bonite, Viwanda/Dampo, Tembo, Manyema, Accra/Chunya, Mbeya, Morogoro, Mandara, Rombo Cottage, AVIT and Rau Mfumuni. She said 280m/- would be spent to fix street lights along Nyerere, Kibo, KCMC, Market, Boma and Kilimanjaro Roads. If all goes well as planned, Moshi Municipality will reach its target of becoming a fully-fledged city come year 2013, she said. Ms Kinabo said 3bn/- would be allocated for waste collection and management while 2.1bn/- and a further 3.1bn/- will be spent on urban settlement improvement initiative and rehabilitation of Mbuyuni and Central markets, respectively. She also revealed that 2.4bn/- has been set aside to construct an abattoir while 522m/- will be spent to purchase some machines and 495m/- will be for training to build internal capacity. Other beneficiaries of the grant include Manyara, Mara, Mwanza, Kigoma, Kagera, Lindi, Coast, Morogoro, Ruvuma, Tanga, Mbeya, Rukwa and Iringa. Four consultants-out of them two locals and the rest internationals, are currently engaged to collect data to be used for the project.