Multinational - The East African Community project of the rehabilitation of selected road Sections of the central Corridor in Tanzania, Rwanda and Burundi

Project Summary

Approval Date 20 Jun 2014
Signature Date 03 Nov 2014
Planned Completion Date 01 Apr 2019
Last Disbursement Planned Date 01 Apr 2019
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Transport
DAC Sector Code 21023
Commitment U.A 1,937,720.1
Status Completion

Project General Description

The Arusha-Holili/Taveta-Voi Road is a transport corridor of the East African Region that links the Northern Corridor at Voi to the Central Corridor across the common border at Holili/Taveta through Arusha, Babati to Dodoma and Singida. The project's total cost net of taxes is UA 173.86 million. The project comprises: (a) civil works for: (i) the construction of the Arusha-Bypass (42.4km) and dualling of the Sakina-Tengeru section (14.1km), and construction of two roadside amenities at Tengeru, one on either side of the dual carriageway in Tanzania; (ii) upgrading of the Taveta-Mwatate (89km); and construction of the Taveta Bypass (12km) and two roadside amenities one each at Bura and Maktau along the Mwatate-Taveta road in Kenya; (b) consulting services for: (i) supervision of the civil works; (ii) road safety; (iii) sensitisation and mitigation measures for HIV/AIDS, STI, TB and gender; (iv) baseline data collection and monitoring of ESMP implementation; and (v) technical and financial audits; (c) technical assistance for road safety in Kenya; (d) trade facilitation program; and (e) compensation and resettlement. The project will create job opportunities during the construction phase which will benefit the communities through direct employment, supply of goods and services to the site personnel and related works. The total cost of the project amounts to UA 173.86 million and is co-financed by the Bank Group (89.1%), the Government of Tanzania (4.7%), the Government of Kenya (5.9%) and the Africa Trade Fund (0.3%). It will be implemented over a five year period (2013-2018).

Project Objectives

The project's development objectives are to improve regional transport infrastructure to support economic and social development programs in EAC member countries, and foster regional cooperation and integration within the region. The specific objective is to develop road transport infrastructure through the development of the priority road corridor to reduce transport costs between Arusha and Voi to facilitate cross-border trade, enhance tourism, improve accessibility for the communities in the zone of influence to markets and social services in order to contribute to poverty reduction and promote regional integration.


The project's main beneficiaries include tourism operators, export/import and freight operators, manufacturers, traders and generally the business community in the region and communities in the zones of influence of the road sections. The communities will benefit from reduced transport costs, easy access to larger markets, agricultural inputs and social services.

Participating Organization

East African Community (EAC)
NEPAD Infrastructure Project Preparation Facility


IATI identifier 46002-P-Z1-DB0-153
Last Update 21 Mar 2023


Contact Details

Name Mtchera Johannes CHIRWA

Geographic Location

Country Multinational
Coordinates Location Name
-3.39879 37.6834 Taveta
-6 35 Tanzania
-2 30 Rwanda
-3.36667 36.68333 Arusha
-3.5 30 Burundi
-6.82349 39.26951 Dar es Salaam