New road projects bolded in Works Ministry’s 3.6tri/- spending plan

Minister for Works and Transport, Prof Makame Mbarawa has tabled a 3.6tri/- spending plan for 2023/24 fiscal year as his docket plans to implement various strategic projects including construction of seven roads with a total of 2,035km.

In his speech delivered in the Parliament, Dodoma today, Monday (May 22, 2023), Prof Mbarawa told the MPs that among other issues to be implemented in the next FY, the said road projects will be executed through Engineering, Procurement, Construction and Financing (EPC + F) procedure.

He mentioned roads that will be constructed in 2023/24 as Kidatu – Ifakara – Lupiro – Malinyi – Kilosa kwa Mpepo – Londo – Lumecha/Songea (435 km), Karatu – Mbulu – Haydom – Sibiti River – Lalago – Maswa (Simiyu) (339 km) and the one in Handeni – Kibirashi – Kijungu – Kibaya – Njoro – Olboroti – Mrijochini – Dalai – Chambalo – Chemba – Kwa Mtoro – Singida with a total of 460 km.

Others are the Arusha – Kibaya – Kongwa Junction road (453.42 km), Masasi – Nachingwea – Liwale (175 km), Igawa – Songwe – Tunduma (218 km) as well as the Uyole – Songwe bypass road with a length of 48.9 kilometers and Mafinga – Mtwango – Mgololo (81 km).

To execute all these projects and others mentioned in the Ministry’s spending plan for the next year, the Minister asked Bunge to approve the requested amount.

Disaggregating the figure, Prof Mbarawa said that a total of 1.5tri/- is for works while the remaining 2.09tri/- will be injected into the Transport sector.

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