Robust projects set to make capital city green

DODOMA: IN continued efforts to implement the Capital City’s 20-year Master Plan, the Institute of Rural Development Planning (IRDP) currently implements two major projects aimed at making Dodoma city green.

The academic institution implements the project in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) and the office of Dodoma Regional Commissioner (RC).

The city’s 20-year Master Plan (Dodoma National Capital City Master Plan 2019- 203) highlights 13 key areas identified by a team of experts who suggested that to begin with, the project kicks off with two crucial sub-projects.

They include the Ilazo-Swasa storm water pond and the CBE-Kilimo Kwanza water drainage.

The Dodoma-based IRDP which is the centre of excellence for both academics and professional work in rural development planning, convened leaders from Dodoma’s local government authorities recently to deliberate on the draft proposal of the project and to get a glimpse of how the project will be implemented as well as airing their views and recommendations on how best the two projects could be well implemented to meet the desired targets.

The event was also attended by a representative from UNDP, Mr Amon Manyama.

Others were IRDP Rector Professor Hozen Mayaya, coordinator of the Green City project, Dr Bonamax Mbasa and Assistant Regional Administrative Secretary responsible for economy and production in Dodoma Region, Aziza Mumba, among others.

Speaking at the workshop, the IRDP Rector said the two projects were another milestone in making the capital city green.

His explanations were echoed by Mr Manyama from UNDP who said that upon completion of the two projects, Dodoma City will look completely different.

Ms Mumba from the RC’s office said that the government was putting up every initiative to ensure that the country’s capital looks superb.

The project coordinator, Dr Mbasa said that after preparing the draft proposal of the project, a team of experts from IRDP was now going to prepare the business plan for the proposed projects.

“We have enough experts in all sectors be it environment, investment and project planning, among others and we have been closely partnering with different stakeholders including UNDP and UN-Habitat,” he noted.

Local government authority leaders who attended the workshop paid tribute to the projects saying that they will decorate the capital city upon completion.

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