Tanzania - Transport Sector Support Program

Project Summary

Approval Date 26 Nov 2015
Signature Date 04 Dec 2015
Planned Completion Date 31 Oct 2021
Last Disbursement Planned Date 31 Oct 2021
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Transport
DAC Sector Code 21010
Commitment U.A 250,427,406.32
Status Implementation

Project General Description

The Transport Sector Support Program consists of the following (i) the Upgrading of the Tabora (Pangale) - Koga - Mpanda Road (342.29 km), (ii) Upgrading of the Mbinga - Mbamba Bay road section of the Mtwara - Corridor (67 km), (iii) Rehabilitation of the Bububu - Mahonda - Mkokotoni Road (31km), a section of the Zanzibar Town Entry Roads (iv) Upgrading of Zanzibar Rural Roads (21.6 km), (v) complementary initiatives (feeder roads, market stalls, wells etc); (vi) Feasibility studies for Roads, Airports and Railways. The construction of the Tabora - Koga - Mpanda road to bitumen standard is a key component of the Nzega - Tabora - Mpanda Development Program serving the South Highlands, Lake Zone and Eastern part of Tanzania. The road will also connect Tanzania to neighbouring countries of Zambia, and the Democratic Republic of Congo through Kasanga Port, and Kasesya and Tunduma Border Posts. Mbinga - Mbamba Bay road is a section of the Mtwara to Mbamba Bay corridor. The 800km Mtwara to Mbamba Bay road provides the backbone transport infrastructure with cross-border linkages to northern Mozambique and into Malawi and Zambia across Lake Malawi. Zanzibar Rural roads comprise the Matemwe - Muyuni road, Mkwajuni - Kijini road and the Pale - Kiongele road for a total length of 21.6 km. The upgrading of these roads to bitumen standard will enhance the usage of the road network on Unguja Island by providing access to the main roads. This will reduce spoilage of agricultural produce at the farm gates as well as during transportation to markets. Bububu - Mahonda -Kinyasini - Mkokotoni (31km) is one of the Zanzibar Township Entry Roads identified for improvement under the Zanzibar Transport Master Plan as the roads have exceeded capacity.

Project Objectives

The project objective is to improve the essential transport infrastructure in Tanzania in order to reduce transport costs and increase access to goods and services to enhance economic development. The upgrading of the Project roads is expected to improve transport efficiency (e.g. to and from port), access to socio-economic services, reduce traffic accidents, improved agriculture growth and boost tourism.


Farmers and people in the Tabora and Rukwa Regions of mainland Tanzania and those on the Island on Unguja in Zanzibar will be connected to markets with all-weather roads and the regional traders will benefit with the improvement of the link between Tanzania, Malawi and Mozambique.

Participating Organization

African Development Bank
African Development Fund
Government Of Tanzania, United Republic of
TANROADS -Tanzania National Roads Agancy


IATI identifier 46002-P-TZ-D00-002
Last Update 16 Jan 2020


Contact Details

Name MINJA Mariehellen Melchior
Email m.minja@afdb.org

Geographic Location

Country Tanzania, United Republic of
Coordinates Location Name
-6.16667 39.25 Zanzibar Urban/West
-5.26667 32.71667 Pangale
-5.9 39.25 Pale
-5.875 39.32 Zanzibar North A
-5.8 39.35 Muyuni
-6.02603 30.58347 Mpanda District
-6.34379 31.06951 Mpanda
-5.87506 39.25523 Mkokotoni
-5.87492 39.35114 Matemwe
-6.00758 39.24007 Mahonda