Tanzania - The Road Sector Support Project I

Project Summary

Approval Date 02 Dec 2009
Signature Date 31 Mar 2010
Planned Completion Date 31 Dec 2018
Last Disbursement Planned Date 31 May 2019
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Transport
DAC Sector Code 21023
Environmental Category 1
Commitment U.A 186,096,869.36
Status Completion

Project General Description

The Road Sector Support Project I involves the construction of civil works for the asphalting of the Iringa-Dodoma Road (260 km) and the Namtumbo-Tunduru Road (193 km), institutional capacity building of the Tanzania National Roads Agency (TANROADS) and the restructuring of the Ministry of Communications and Transport (MoCT) in Zanzibar. The two proposed roads are located in regional corridors and will therefore improve cross-border trade with Tanzania's neighbours, while promoting tourism and regional integration. The project also includes other separate components, respectively for : (i) design review, procurement preparation and supervision services for civil works; (ii) road safety; (iii) HIV/AIDS, STI and TB control; (iv) monitoring of ESMP implementation and collection of baseline data; and (iv) compensation and resettlement. The implementation period is planned to be five years. The resources required to finance the project amount to UA 230.61 million.

Project Objectives

The sector goal is to contribute to socio-economic development, poverty reduction and regional integration through an improved transport system that links centres of economic activity. The project objective is to improve transport services between Iringa and Dodoma and between Tunduru and Namtumbo and to support the restructuring of the MOCT in Zanzibar and institutional strengthening of TANROADS.


The main beneficiaries of the project include the transport industry, export/import operators, freight operators, the business community, and communities in the zones of influence of the two roads. TANROADS and the Ministry of Communications and Transport in Zanzibar will benefit from the institutional strengthening and restructuring components respectively.

Participating Organization

African Development Fund
The Japan International Cooperation Agency/ Accelerated Cofinancing Facility for Africa
Government Of Tanzania, United Republic of
Tanzania National Roads Agency (TANROADS)


IATI identifier 46002-P-TZ-DB0-018
Last Update 21 Jan 2021


Contact Details

Name AGUMA Bassy Jeremy
Email j.aguma@afdb.org

Geographic Location

Country Tanzania, United Republic of
Coordinates Location Name
-6.66667 36.4167 Mpwapwa District
-7.56399 34.8816 Iringa Rural District
-7.76667 35.7 Iringa
-6.75 35.8333 Fufu Escarpment
-6 36 Dodoma Region
-6.17486 35.7379 Dodoma
-11 37.5 Tunduru District
-11.0667 37.35 Tunduru
-10.75 37 Matemanga
-10.4664 36.1301 Namtumbo