Tanzania - Telecommunications II Project

Project Summary

Approval Date 24 Jun 1992
Signature Date 01 Dec 1992
Planned Completion Date 31 Dec 2000
Last Disbursement Planned Date 31 Dec 2000
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Communications
DAC Sector Code 22020
Commitment U.A 28,122,917.06
Status Completion

Project General Description

The Project is part of a larger multi-donor funded Telecommunications Restructuring Program (TRP), whose objective is to rehabilitate, modernize and expand the telecommunications network in Tanzania. The targets of the TRP are: i) increasing teledensity from 0.3% in 1992 to 0.7% in 1996; (ii) increasing telephone penetration from 1.5% in 1992 to 3.8% in 1996; and (iii) raising demand satisfaction from 37% in 1992 to 50% by 1996. The project consists of the following components : (i) Switching-Eight local and one trunk exchange; (ii) External Line plant 47900 Km, pairs of cables; (iii) Transmission equipment; (iv) Vehicles; (v) Training; (vi) Project Management. The implementation of this project will greatly improve the telecommunications services in Tanzania. This project will also complement the Kagera Basin Telecommunications project funded by the Bank which has been completed.

Project Objectives

The sector goal is to develop telecommunications infrastructure for socio-economic development. The objective of the Telecommunications II Project is to increase the telephone penetration and teledensity, and to improve the quality of service of the telecommunications network in the project areas. In this regard, the project is to expand, modernize and rehabilitate the exchanges, transmission and external plant facilities in Dar es Salaam and Dodoma-Mwanza areas.


The project will improve and expand the telecommunications services with the attendant financial and socio-economic benefits for the country and Tanzania Posts and Telecommunications Corporation (TPTC).

Participating Organization

African Development Bank
African Development Fund
Government Of Tanzania, United Republic of
Tanzania Telecommunications CO LTD


IATI identifier 46002-P-TZ-GB0-002
Last Update 11 Jul 2020


Contact Details

Name LEBESA Motselisi Frangeni
Email m.lebesa@afdb.org

Geographic Location

Country Tanzania, United Republic of