July 14, 2020: Tanzanian government has signed two agreements worth about $ 95.7 million for the construction of 112.3 kilometre Dodoma City Dual Carriageway Outer Ring Road.

The agreements were signed by Patrick Mfugale, 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 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 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).

It is 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 as it lies at the crossroads of two major continental road corridors - Central Corridor which connects the Port City of Dar es Salaam to the Tanzanian interior and the Trans-African Highway.

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