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Tanzania: Construction of sixlane highway to start by end of this month

CONSTRUCTION works on the six-lane 16-kilometre road from Kimara in Dar es Salaam to Kibaha in Coast region is scheduled to start by the end of this month.

Tanzania Roads Agency (TANROADS) Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Engineer Patric Mfugale, speaking to the Minister of Works, Transport and Communications, Professor Makame Mbarawa during his tour of the project, said:

“Our experts are currently working on the preliminary design of the road…but the anticipated contractor will go through it and come up with the actual design.”

He pointed out that the project cost and duration will be determined by the design and currently, the road repairs are on progress to ensure sustainability of the road upon its completion.

“Repairs have started for bridges with culverts being placed at the bridge situated at Kibanda cha Mkaa area, which was badly affected by the ongoing rains some few days ago.

The expansion is crucial for the country and the East-Central Africa because the road is used to transport goods from the Dar es Salaam port to other neighbouring said the CEO.

He said demolitions had already been carried out from Kimara to Kiluvya and that a service road will be constructed.

Prof Mbarawa observed that the government will ensure all roads are easily passable 24 hours, a week, pointing out that the six-lane road will help to decongest the heavily jammed road.

“Construction of the service road will ease traffic jams and serve as a lasting solution to many hours spent on the roads,” said Prof Mbarawa. According to the Minister, the demolition complied with the law that has existed since the 1930s.

To some areas, the road reserve covers 120 metres and to some are 90 metres. Earlier, Prof Mbarawa inspected the ongoing demolition at the Tanzania Electric Supply (TANESCO) headquarters and the Ministry of Water and Irrigation buildings as per President John Magufuli’s directive to pave way for project.

Assistant Human Resource Director Visensia Kagombora said the Water Ministry has already demolished a large segment of the buildings as well as fencing the area for security purposes as the exercise continues.

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1 comment

rezen Dec 7, 2017 at 10:18 pm

Subject: “Tanzania: Construction of sixl ane highway to start by end of this month” By Daily Naws, Dec 7, 2017

Commentary, 7 Dec2017
I am not against progress, heaven forbids.
I must, as a simple creature, ask questions.
Was there a serious study on priorities of the Tanzainan Governemnt for the benefit of the ordinary Tanzanian people? Example: was there a serious, detailed and open studies made in Tanzania on a) Agriculture; b) Health; and c) Education (real education, not memorization). These are giant FUNDAMENTAL structure for a healthy development of the Tanzania >>> for that matter in theentire continent of Africa.

let us ask an honest question: Who is going to benefit from the construction of six lane super highway in a backward African country? If we must answer the question, we must also be honest to OURSELVES, and declare our OPINION. As a simple person, representing nobody but myself, I would say the providers of the modern technology are the primary benefactors and ending satisfying the hungry appetite of indigenous Africans [in this case, Tanzanians}. If one is too curious, one can start with the intricacy of Banks around the world, be warned it is a difficult and dynamite attempt.

It would be remiss of me to end this diatribe without expressing my heart felt admiration and best wishes to the Tanzanian People who deserve the goodness and richness es of their own Country, TANZANIA. .


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