Tanzania Daily News (Dar es Salaam)

13 December 2012

Tanzania: Rapid Transport Project Report Ready for Discussion

REPORT for the Tanzania-JICA Dar es Salaam Rapid Transport project will be presented at the 4th Joint Coordinating Committee meeting to be held in Dar es Salaam next Monday.

During the meeting, stakeholders will deliberate on how to ensure sustainability of coordination mechanism in transport related authorities, a statement issued by JICA in Dar es Salaam said in part. The Capacity Building Project for the Improvement of Dar es Salaam Transport is scheduled for completion this month.

It seeks to address traffic congestion in the city which is increasingly becoming a serious problem for both motorists and commuters. Japan, through JICA, has been supporting the improvement of road infrastructure in Dar es Salaam for more than 30 years now which started from the Selander Bridge Construction in 1980.

Development of the Urban Transport Policy and System Development Master Plan for the City of Dar es Salaam in 2008 is also a move towards that end.

JICA has expressed willingness to continue its support for mitigating transport congestion in Dar es Salaam and therefore contribute in economic development efforts, poverty alleviation and improvement of the livelihood of the citizen.

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