Tanzania - Shelui-Nzega Road Upgrading Project

Project Summary

Approval Date 17 Jun 1999
Signature Date 19 Nov 1999
Planned Completion Date 31 Aug 2006
Last Disbursement Planned Date 30 Aug 2007
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Transport
DAC Sector Code 21023
Commitment U.A 13,815,078.81
Status Completion

Project General Description

The upgrading of the Shelui-Nzega trunk Road along the Central Corridor is in line with the Government’s stated policy on road infrastructure development. The project is consistent with the Bank Group’s strategy for Tanzania in the transport sector for the period 1996-1998. It seeks to support the economic and social recovery programmes taking place in Tanzania through the removal of transportation bottlenecks and the upgrading of the road network. The project outputs are the upgrading of 108 km between Shelui and Nzega and 4 km access road to Nzega town. This road will improve transport services between Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi and Uganda and would contribute to regional integration.

Project Objectives

The sector goal of the project is to support economic and social recovery programs taking place in Tanzania through removal of transportation bottlenecks. The specific objective of the project is to improve the road transport services in the project area by reduction of road maintenance and vehicle operating costs, and to promote regional integration, in particular, between Tanzania, Rwanda and Burundi.


The project will contribute towards achieving the sector goal by providing an efficient and cost effective transport system for both national and international traffic with the country. Its implementation will mainly benefit the populations of the target area, namely the Singida and Tabora regions.

Participating Organization

African Development Fund
Government Of Tanzania, United Republic of
Ministry of Communications and Works


IATI identifier 46002-P-TZ-DB0-012
Last Update 11 Jul 2020


Contact Details

Name WA-KYENDO Mumina Augustus
Email m.wa-kyendo@afdb.org

Geographic Location

Country Tanzania, United Republic of