IRINGA: MORE than 50bn/- will be spent for the construction of 33-kilometres of tarmac roads in Iringa through the Roads to Inclusion and Social Economic Opportunities (RISE) project.
The project being implemented by Tanzania Rural and Urban Roads Agency (TARURA) is aimed at bringing social services accessible to communities as well as smooth crops and commodities transportation.
TARURA Chief Executive Office, Engineer Victor Seff issued the announcement during a technical committee inspection visit of the construction of 19-kilometre Wenda-Mgama at the Iringa municipality.
The also inspected mobilisation of resources for the construction of Mtili-Ifwagi in which 14-construction of tarmac road will be done in Mufindi district council whereas all contractors are on site.
“We conducted the inspection visit with the RISE project technical committee to see of the contractors are performing as per TARURA contracts terms and timing and if there are any challenges be settled on time,” said Eng Seff.
He underscored the need for the timely completion of the projects as the government is committed to see improved infrastructure for easy access to social services and economic development activities.
Eng Seff instructed TARURA-Iringa regional manager to make close monitoring and supervision of the projects as well as ensure timely delivery of the needed resources for smooth project undertakings.
He advised the communities surrounding the projects to form groups and attend training offered so that they take up maintenance and protection of the road’s activities for their economic wellbeing but also durability of the roads for social services access.
TARURA is implementing the RISE project in rural areas to open up social and link the communities with economic opportunities in the regions of Iringa, Geita, Tanga and Lindi.