|Approval Date||17 Sep 2007|
|Signature Date||19 Nov 2007|
|Planned Completion Date||30 Jun 2015|
|Last Disbursement Planned Date||30 Jun 2015|
|Sovereign / Non-Sovereign||Sovereign|
|DAC Sector Code||21023|
The proposed project involves the development and asphalting of the Singida - Babati - Minjingu road, 223.5 km long, which was previously a gravel/earth road. The project is formulated under the Transport Sector Investment Program (TSIP) to improve essential road transport connecting the north east regions of the country with the north-west, and the south with the northern regions. The Singida-Babati-Minjingu road is in this priority list of roads that need to be upgraded in keeping with the National Transport Policy (NTP) objective to bituminise all trunk roads and all regional and key district and urban roads. The road project will integrate well with other transport modes: the Arusha town airport and the Kilimanjaro International Airport (KIA) serving local and international traffic, and the Singida airstrip. When completed, the SingidaBabati-Minjingu road will provide the only link between north east of Tanzania (Arusha – Moshi area) and the north west of the country (Mwanza-Bukoba), and connects the northern and central/southern zones through the Great North Road. The road serves the international traffic by linking the Central Road Corridor (Dar es Salaam to Mutukula) and the Northern Road Corridor (Mombasa-KampalaKigali). In addition, the completed road will open up the western regions to the ports of Tanga and Mombasa.
The transport sector goal is to support socio-economic development of the country through an improved, efficient and cost effective transportation system that integrates regional and national economic centres and in so doing contribute to poverty reduction. The project objective is to improve the essential road transportation services between Dodoma, Singida, Babati and Arusha and integrate the region with the rest of the country; and to integrate the key central transport corridor in Tanzania with the northern transport corridor traversing Kenya.
The majority of the project beneficiaries are the people living in the two Regions of Manyara and Singida (approximately 2.13 million consisting of about 410,000 households) or 6.3% of Tanzania mainland (2002) population. Other beneficiaries will be the users of the road including transporters and traders; administrators and public, private and NGO social service providers in heath, education and community development; extension workers; and small scale entrepreneurs; in addition will be farming community and the phosphate fertilizer factory at Minjingu.
African Development Fund
Government Of Tanzania, United Republic of
GOVERNMENT OF TANZANIA
|Last Update||11 Jul 2020|
|Name||MUSA Patrick Tamba|
|Country||Tanzania, United Republic of|
|-5.27421 34.5905||Singida Rural District|
|-4.5 35.25||Hanang District|
|-4.21667 35.75||Babati District|
|-4.84 34.71||Singida Urban District|