Dodoma City Outer Ring Road Project Updates, Tanzania

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The government plans to speed up the Dodoma Outer Ring Road project since it is expected to be a top-notch infrastructure. It would substantially increase economic activity in and around the city.

On a visit to the site recently, Prime Minister Kassim Majaliwa encouraged the contractor to speed up the pace of construction in order for the project to be completed on time and to the necessary international standards.

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According to experts, the Dodoma Outer Ring Road project would not only transform the look of Dodoma City and make it one of the city’s landmarks, but it would also link Tanzania with Burundi, Uganda, and Rwanda, as well as DRC.

As per the project’s write-up, the project’s implementation is a response to the need for better logistics services to handle the projected population boom as well as the expansion of economic activities in Dodoma, the country’s political capital.

Mr. Majaliwa ordered the Tanzania Road Agency (TANROADS) to work with the Ministry of State, President’s Office-Regional Administration and Local Government (PO-RALG) to create a procedure for empowering and involving local youth who are hired to work on various projects throughout the country so that they can be used more frequently by local construction companies.

Dodoma City Outer Ring Road project overview

The proposed Bitumen standard road shall run from the Dodoma – Kondoa trunk road at a settlement known as Veyula. Additionally, it shall crisscross southeast towards another settlement called Ihumwa along Dodoma – Morogoro trunk road.

On or after Ihumwa the road shall snake southwards to the Matumbulu settlement along Dodoma – Iringa trunk road. From here it shall proceed northwest to Nala settlement situated alongside Dodoma – Singida trunk road. The loop ends at the Veyula settlement.

Upon completion, the Dodoma City Outer Ring Road will constitute three bases, four carriageways, five bridges, 61 box culverts, 310 pipe culverts, and street lights. It will be separated by cobblestones for safety reasons. Moreover, the road will also constitute drainage channels on either side, and roundabouts in Veyula, Ihumwa, and Matumbulu.

The objective of the Dodoma City Outer Ring Road

The road’s main objective is to respond to the need for improved logistics services to cope with the expected population boom and expansion of economic activities in the political capital of Dodoma.

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It is also expected to provide efficient road transport access to the rest of the country at large and boost regional integration for the East African country with other countries in the EAC region. This is because it lies at the crossroads of two major continental road corridors: (i) the Central Corridor which connects the Port City of Dar es Salaam to the Tanzanian interior and (ii) the Trans-African Highway 4 (TAH4).

Social and community impact projects 

As part of the Dodoma city outer ring road project other small projects including the drilling of four water wells, the construction of four health centers, and the rehabilitation of Chimwana Primary School in Ihumwa will be carried out.

The Mrisho-Mwangaza-Kisasa and Madeli Road, as well as the 28.7-kilometer road from Kizota to Zuzu, will also be constructed. Furthermore, five ambulances will be procured in a bid to heighten people’s safety and health.

The project team 

China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation (CCECC) and Avic International Project Engineering are the contractors carrying out the work on the Dodoma city outer ring road project.

Inter Consult Tanzania Ltd, a multidisciplinary consulting firm specializing in Engineering, Architecture, and Quantity Surveying; Pan-Arab Consulting Engineers, an architecture, engineering, design, and planning practice; and  Kuwait and Crown Tech (T) Ltd the Dodoma outer ring road project consultants.

Reported earlier 

May 2019

AfDB approves over US $18m loan for Dodoma Outer Ring Road project

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has agreed to loan the Tanzanian government over US $18m for the construction of 110.2km Dodoma city outer ring-road. The loan will also cover the rehabilitation and/or replacement of existing drainage structures, and the construction of new additional drainage structures.

This news were revealed by the president of Tanzania H.E John Magufuli when he was speaking in Mbeya during the celebrations of international workers day.

The project will be implemented by the Tanzania Roads Agency (TANROADS). The latter is an Executive Agency under the Ministry of Works, Transport, and Communication. It was established under the Executive Agencies Act in 2000. Its mandate is to maintain and develop trunk and regional road networks on Tanzania’s Mainland.

August 2019

Tanzania to receive US $180m for Dodoma City Outer Ring Roads project

The government of Tanzania is set to receive a US $180m loan from the African Development Bank (AfDB) for the construction of the Dodoma City Outer Ring Roads. Speaking during the loan signing ceremony in Dar es Salaam, Mr. Doto James, the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Finance and Planning said that the funds will go towards the construction of a total of 110.2km of roads to ‘bitumen standard,’ as well as the development of social infrastructure.

“AfDB will make available to the government US $138m through the AfDB window, and another US $42m through the African Growing Together Fund which is a China Government Fund administered by the African bank,” said Mr. Doto James.

The government on the other hand will contribute US $35m billion from its own funds, equivalent to 16% of the total amount for the project as part of the agreement in conformity with AfDB requirements.

July 2020

Tanzania signed agreements for the construction of the Dodoma City Outer Ring Road Project

The government of the United Republic of Tanzania has signed two agreements worth about US$ 95.7M for the construction of Dodoma City Dual Carriageway Outer Ring Road.

The agreements were signed in the East African country’s capital city by Patrick Mfugale, the Chief Executive Officer of Tanzania National Roads Agency (TANROADS), on behalf of the government of Tanzania, and Representatives Zhang Junle and Li Huan from China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation (CCECC) and AVIC INTL Project Engineering Company respectively.

CCECC will be responsible for the construction of approximately 52.3 kilometers of the Dodoma City Dual Carriageway for about US$ 43.5M within a period of 39 months while the AVIC INTL Project Engineering Company will construct 60 kilometers of the road at 120.86 billion Tanzanian shillings within 43 months.

The project is financed by the African Development Bank (AfDB) and the African Growing Together Fund (AGTF).

Feb 2022

Dodoma City Outer Ring Road Project launched

The Dodoma City Outer Ring Road Project has been officially launched by President Samia Suluhu Hassan. According to the Tanzania National Roads Agency (Tanroads) chief executive officer (CEO), Mr. Rogatus Mativila, the project is being implemented in two phases.

Phase one stretches from Nala-Veyula-Mtumba and Ihumwa Inland Container Depot (ICD), a total distance of 52.3 kilometers while the second phase is the 60-kilometer stretch from Ihumwa ICD-Matumbulu and Nala.

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According to the Tanroads CEO, since September 2021, the project phases have been 2.23% and 3% complete respectively.

4 thoughts on “Dodoma City Outer Ring Road Project Updates, Tanzania”

  1. Very good project it may lead Dodoma city be beautiful as capital city of our country.
    Inform through May E-mail once the project start

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