DEPUTY Minister for Works, Engineer Godfrey Kasekenya has directed the contractor STECOL Cooperation Ltd to fast-track the completion of 51 km Malagarasi-Ilunde-Uvinza road project for the country to make another record-breaking history of connecting the country into tarmac level.
The project’s completion is envisioned to simplify movement of people and goods, thereby promoting socio-economic development of people and the country as a whole.
Eng Kasekenya issued the directive after inspecting the development of Tabora-Kigoma road project, specifically the 36-km Kazilambwa-Chagu section and 51.1-km Malagarasi-Ilunde-Uvinza here on Wednesday.
“I am pleased with the pace at which the Kazilambwa-Chagu Road project is being implemented. The construction has reached 99 per cent…this is very appealing,” said Eng Kasekenya.
He, however, urged STECOL Cooperation to work day and night to complete construction so that Tanzania can write its own history.
The Tanzania National Roads Agency (TANROADS) Regional Manager for Kigoma, Eng Narcis Choma clarifying on the Kazilambwa-Chagu project noted that its implementation stood at 45 per cent, pledging to effectively supervise its completion.
A sum of 62.7bn/- obtained from the country’s internal sources of revenue and a concessional loan from OPEC and Abu Dhabi is being used to implement the project.
In another development, Eng Kasekenya called upon the Urambo Member of Parliament, Margareth Sitta to encourage residents in her constituency to protect various infrastructure being put up by the government to promote people’s development.
He outlined among such infrastructure including lights and road signs which is in line with government aspirations to prevent road accidents and beautify the roads.
“The government intends to construct round abouts to reduce the rate of accidents on sharp diversions to build a good image of Urambo…ensure this infrastructure is well protected,” he said.
For her part, Mama Sitta expressed appreciation to the government for the major investment of modern infrastructure in Urambo District, pledging to raise awareness among people to value government investment which aim to bring development to them.
On the other hand, Eng Kasekenya directed the contractor Beijing Construction Engineering Group who is constructing a passenger building and tower at Tabora Airport to speed up construction as government intends to open up the Western Tanzania through land, water and air infrastructure development.