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Government to build 2000 km of roads in Tanzania in 2023

Aproximately 2000 km of roads are set to be built in Tanzania in 2023. This was revealed by Prof. Makame Mbarawa, Minister of Works and Transport.

The project contracts will be signed in June 2023. They will cover the Sibiti Bridge’s 24.83 km, the 6 km-long Makongolosi-Ruangwa-Itigi-Mkiwa section, the Noranga to Doroto section, and the 25.569 km of Itigi-Mkiwa at tarmac level.

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Mbarawa said that the plan calls for the construction of a 1,780-kilometer tarmac road network linking the country’s regions. This would simplify the movement of people and products in and out of Tanzania.

According to Prof. Mbarawa, these roads would include Ifakara-Lupilo-Malinyi-Namtumbo (480 km), Mbulu-Hydom (400 km), Arusha-Kongwa Junction (438 km), and Handeni-Kibirashi-Singida (462 km).

The minister went on to elaborate that each year, the ministry signs road construction contracts for stretches of no more than 400 km. This year, in June, the country will sign a deal for a road project stretching 1,780 km.

A contractor has already been identified and will concentrate on the Handeni-Kibirashi-Singida (462 km) as the construction commences.

Prof. Mbarawa added that the Singida part of the construction of the 2000km roads in Tanzania will get underway soon. It will link trading centers with the Northern, Central, and Southern Highlands, as well as Lake Zone Regions.

The construction of Noranga-Doroto and Itigi-Mkiwa, he said, is a continuation of the government’s attempts to open up Makongolosi-Rungwa-Itigi to Mkiwa at tarmac level. This will also facilitate the movement of goods and people between the Singida and Mbeya regions.

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He asked the Singida regional authorities to cooperate with the contractor, China Henan International Cooperation Group Co., Ltd. (CHICO), and other experts. This would ensure that the roads are completed on schedule and meet the agreed standards.

When completed, the roads would connect regions like Singida, Simiyu, Shinyanga, Arusha, Dodoma, and Tabora. The connectivity will benefit Singida in a variety of economic ventures, including agriculture, tourism, as well as trade.

The work will be carried out professionally. Rogatus Mativila said that the Sibiti Bridge construction will conclude on schedule. Mr. Mativila is TANROADS Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Engineer.

The expansion of both big and small culverts as well as the construction of water channels in areas where the banks have eroded are also part of the project’s execution, he noted.

The Manyoni West Legislator, Mr. Yahaya Massare, lauded the government for its work. He noted that it is development-oriented in the region. He spoke on behalf of Singida lawmakers.

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