Enterprise Television- Japan Support Tanzania with 77.4bn Construction Fund
Road Infrastructure Improvement in Dar es Salaam has received a financial grant of 77.4bn/- from the government of Japan, for road widening and securing space for an envisaged Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) along the 4.3 kilometre stretch between Morocco and Mwenge.
The Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Finance, Mr Dotto James, and Japanese Ambassador to Tanzania, Mr Masaharu Yoshida, signed the exchange documents and grant agreement in Dar es Salaam yesterday.
However , the project for expansion of New Bagamoyo Road is one of Japan’s support to Tanzania, the first phase of the project between Mwenge and Tegeta having been completed three years ago.
The JICA’s Chief Representative in Tanzania was upbeat that upgrading the Mwenge-Morocco stretch would ease traffic congestion along New Bagamoyo Road and eventually accelerate development in the country’s commercial capital.
Estimates indicate that an average of 52,000 vehicles pass through the stretch every day.