TANROAD tarmacs Sabasaba roads

The preparations for the Dar es Salaam International Trade Fairs (DITF) are on top gear, after road tarmacking project reached 85 per cent before the kick-off next Wednesday.

The project scope consisting of laying asphalt concrete for the fair grounds road network of 2.0kilomtres will be completed at the end of the week and is carried under the supervision of Tanzania National Road Agency (TANROADS), Dar es Salaam region.

TANROADS Dar es Salaam Regional Manager Engineer Harun Senkuku told ‘Daily News ‘ on Thursday that the agency spent some 500m/- to renovate and beautify the fair roads from its emergency fund.

“We decided to use emergency fund after obtaining a go ahead from our ministry to beautify the country’s biggest fairs and to preserve its international status,” Eng. Senkuku noted.

The roads are heavy enough, having thickness of four centimetres to support the smooth passage of various vehicles.

TANROADS said they had received a request from TanTrade to help them tarmacked the roads to remove dust which was common during the Fairs due to a huge number of visitors.

“After receiving the request, we came up with a quick solution of using the emergency fund but also putting asphalt concrete lay of 4.0 centimetres thick,” Eng Senkuku said, “in other areas we fill potholes.”

The renovations done on the Fair grounds aim at improving water and power services, and upgrading pavilions to enable DITF to have a new and fresh look that suit local and international standards.

TanTrade’sTrade Promotion Acting Director, Mr Fortunatus Mhambe said they had drilled three water wells with a combined capacity of 45,000 litres per hour and are connected to both the national grid and a generator to ensure uninterrupted supply around the clock.

“We did a huge renovation like installation of modern security system cameras—Closed Circuit Television (CCTV), improvement of power infrastructure and drilling the water wells,” said Mr Mhambe.

TanTrade is optimistic that the coming 47th DITF will be of resounding success as half of the invited countries have confirmed to participate.

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