Tanzania Daily News (Dar es Salaam)

Tanzania: Nzega Council Bankrolls Road Construction Project

Nzega — NZEGA District Council in Tabora Region has started construction of one kilometre tarmac road in Nzega Township using its own funds.

The district council's Acting Executive Director, Charta Luleka, said the Nzega council had approved a total of 479,068,700/- for the project.

According to Luleka, the road project also includes construction of drainage systems for storm water. A local company Salum Motors Transport is undertaking the project and it is required to complete it by April 14, next year.

"Upon completion, the road stretch will benefit a lot of residents in the township including those using the Bank Road and Masjid Ijumaa Road," the Executive Director said.

Luleka said the district council has plans in place to construct one kilometre of road to tarmac level each year using its own funds in a bid to improve infrastructure in the township.

The project's engineer, Andondile Mwakitalu said the road will be used by both heavy and light vehicles.

He also appealed to residents in the area to cooperate with the constructor and bear with some inconveniences which may occur during the construction stage such as closure of the road.

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