Tanzania - Dar es Salaam Bus Rapid Transit System Project – Phase 2

Project Summary

Approval Date 30 Sep 2015
Signature Date 23 Oct 2015
Planned Completion Date 30 Dec 2025
Last Disbursement Planned Date 31 Dec 2024
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Transport
DAC Sector Code 21023
Environmental Category 1
Commitment U.A 72,843,918.71
Status Implementation

Project General Description

The Dar es Salaam Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Project-Phase 2 involves the construction of infrastructure that includes 20.3km of exclusive BRT lanes and Non Motorised Transport (NMT) facilities along Kilwa Road corridor and part of Kawawa Road. The project corridor traverses from Mbagala Area in Temeke District to the Central Business District where it connects with Phase 1 of the BRT system at the Kariakoo hub. The Provision of BRT system is expected to directly enhance and improve the traffic circulation and eliminate bottlenecks to traffic flow to various economic activity centers such as the industrial zones, and the vast populous residential areas of Temeke Municipality. The proposed project would therefore impact positively on the informal and formal businesses by providing them with improved accessibility and enhanced roadside air quality. It is further estimated that by improving the existing road and public transport system, the annual vehicular GHG emission rates in tones would drop by at least 60% due to improved average traffic operating speeds along the project corridor and particularly by the use large modern buses that uses modern technology and cleaner fuels in the BRT system. The project will be implemented over a 4 year period (2016-2020). The total cost net of taxes is USD 159.32m (TZS 285.1 billion).

Project Objectives

The project development objective is to provide enhanced transport facilities that are reliable and cost effective, with a view to improve urban mobility, connectivity and accessibility to commuters and businesses and thereby supporting economic and social development of the city and the Country as a whole. It is also expected to result in reduced congestion and improved air quality along the project corridor.


The project is expected to benefit an estimated population of at least 1.2 million representing some 25% of the Dar es Salaam City’s population. Other beneficiaries include users of major city connecting arterial roads including Mandela and Nyerere Roads. The disadvantaged women, school children, handicapped and elderly are also poised to benefit from the new BRT system. At the moment, they cannot manage to comfortably use the existing public transport especially during peak hours.

Participating Organization

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


IATI identifier 46002-P-TZ-DB0-021
Last Update 22 Mar 2023


Contact Details

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

Geographic Location

Country Tanzania, United Republic of
Coordinates Location Name
-6.86667 39.26667 Mtoni
-6.9 39.26667 Mbagalla
-6.85 39.28333 Kurasini
-6.83389 39.27466 Keko
-6.81982 39.27393 Kariakoo
-6.83333 39.26667 Ilala
-6.82349 39.26951 Dar es Salaam
-6.83333 39.26667 Changombe