Tanzania has signed two agreements worth about $95.7 million for the construction of the 112.3-kilometre Dodoma City Dual Carriageway Outer Ring Road.
The agreements were signed 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 about 52.3 kilometres of the Dodoma City Dual Carriageway for about $43.5 million within a period of 39 months while the AVIC INTL Project Engineering Company will construct 60 kilometres of the within 43 months.
The project is financed by the African Development Bank (AfDB) and the African Growing Together Fund (AGTF).
The Dodoma City Outer Dual Carriageway Ring Road project comprises the construction of the road to bitumen standard, construction of embankment, drainage structures involving bridges, box culverts, pipe culverts as well as pavement layers and ancillary works.
Its main objective is to meet the need for improved logistics services to cope with the expected population boom and expansion of economic activities in the political capital of Dodoma.
It is also expected to provide efficient road transport access to the rest of the country and boost regional integration with other countries in the EAC region. It lies at the crossroads of two major continental road corridors: the Central Corridor, which connects the Port City of Dar es Salaam to the Tanzanian interior and the Trans-African Highway 4 (TAH4).