Kinondoni Municipality is to build feeder roads of about 21 kilometers, in a move geared to reduce traffic flow in the city.

The roads will be built under the Dar es Salaam Metropolitan Development Project, which has been designed to ensure that roads in Tanzania’s key commercial city are at bitumen level.

The Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office (Regional Administration and Local Government ), Aggrey Mwanry made this observation here yesterday when responding to a question by Rita Mlaki (Special Seats-CCM), who wanted to know government plans to build at tarmac level, key roads in Kawe constituency, particularly Mikocheni, Mbezi Beach and Tegeta.

She also asked to know government plans to expand the Old Bagamoyo Road from the Kawawa Road junction to Kawe roundabout.

Responding, the deputy minister said under the DMDP all important roads will be built at tarmac level, to rescue billions of shillings allocated every year for rehabilitating gravel roads, destroyed by rains each season.

“The roads to be upgraded were chosen by the responsible municipality and in this case, Kinondoni has alredy identified the roads to be included in this big project,” Mwanry said, urging MPs in the municipality to work closely and ensure those roads are built to the required standards.

He disclosed that the road stretch from TANESCO Msasani to –the fish market in the area, of length 1.4kilometers will be built in the wide ranging project.

He however noted that in the 2012/2013 financial year, the Kinondoni municipal authority is building roads at tarmac level, including the Journalism Road of about 1.1 kilometers in Mikocheni area.

According to Mwanry, the government through Tanroads employed Norplan, a Norwegian architect firm, to carry-out a feasibility study on the expansion of the Old Bagamoyo Road of about 5.3kilometers and Garden Road of 1.2km to ease the movement of vehicles in the two roads.

Before embarking on the road expansion project, the government plans to start with the construction of trenches that will ease the flow of rain water into the sea, he said.

“This is an important activity as it could relieve people living in Mikocheni of disturbances during heavy downpours,” the deputy minister noted.

About 6bn/- has been allocated for that task in this financial year, he said, adding that compensation will be made to people affected by the project,


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