DAR ES SALAAM: THE Tanzania Rural and Urban Road Agency (TARURA) has succeeded in restoring communication infrastructure in various areas of the Dar es Salaam Region.
This was stated by the TARURA Dar es Salaam Regional Manager Engineer Geofrey Mkinga, during the inspection of infrastructure in Kinondoni, Temeke and Ubungo districts on Thursday.
“TARURA swiftly embarked on restoring the damaged infrastructures… we have worked at ‘speed’ day and night and we will continue to ensure that economic and social activities return to normal in all parts of this region,” said Eng Mkinga.
He said that the heavy rains caused serious damage to infrastructures especially roads and bridges.
“Many of the bridges have remained intact but their embankment had been swept away,” Eng Mkinga said.
He mentioned the affected bridges as Ally Hushumu, Mbopo, Madale, Msumi, Tanganyika, Majengo, Bwege and Msumi (Kivule).
In addition, the bridges that were completely affected and they needed to be reconstructed include Msumi-Kivule (Ilala), which has a pedestrian crossing as well as the Msumi (Madale – Kinondoni).
Eng Mkinga said that the construction of a new bridge along Mbezi Msumi – Madale road 8.5kilometres, will be executed under the Dar es salaam Metropolitan Development Project (DMDP) phase II, which is expected to start in May this year.
He said in Temeke District, a total of 15 roads stretching 15.02 kilometres and two bridges were affected to a large extent but TARURA has restored communication.