Tanzania - Singida – Babati – Minjingu Road Upgrading Project

Project Summary

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
Sector Transport
DAC Sector Code 21023
Environmental Category 1
Commitment U.A 55,394,573.76
Status Completion

Project General Description

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.

Project Objectives

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.

Participating Organization

African Development Fund
Government Of Tanzania, United Republic of


IATI identifier 46002-P-TZ-DB0-016
Last Update 26 Jan 2023


Contact Details

Name MUSA Patrick Tamba
Email p.musa@afdb.org

Geographic Location

Country Tanzania, United Republic of
Coordinates Location Name
-4.21667 35.75 Babati District
-4.5 35.25 Hanang District
-4.81629 34.74358 Singida
-5.27421 34.5905 Singida Rural District
-4.84 34.71 Singida Urban District
-4.21667 35.75 Babati
-4.21667 35.55 Dareda
-4.52483 35.3849 Katesh
-3.705 35.87 Minjingu