TANZAM Highway, Tanzania

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Consulting services for the design and the construction supervision of approximately 218 km long section of TANZAM Highway

Important tourist destinations

The TANZAM Highway is approximately 921 km long and is designated as Trunk Road T1 in the Tanzanian Road Network. This major highway links the port of Dar es Salaam to the land-locked countries of Zambia and Malawi and the Democratic Republic of Congo through Zambia.

The road links important national and international tourist destinations located along the TANZAM corridor, including Mikumi National Park, Udzungwa Mountain Forests and Game Park, and Ruaha National Park.

Financial support from Denmark

The Government of Tanzania has obtained financial support from Denmark, in the form of mixed credit financing, of part of the TANZAM highway rehabilitation programme currently under preparation.

Urgent need of rehabilitation

The road section, which receives high priority within the Government's road rehabilitation programme, is a 218 km road section between Iyovi and Mafinga. Apart from a 7 km section, the road has not received major repairs since construction in 1973 and the pavement is in urgent need of rehabilitation.

Work to be carried out

The project comprises strengthening, resurfacing, shoulder pavement and traffic safety improvement of 5 sections of the TANZAM Highway.

Phase I includes design review, detailed engineering design and tendering. Phase II includes supervision of construction.

Phase I was completed in July, 2008, and Phase II commenced in August. The project is expected to be completed in July 2013.

LAST UPDATED: 28.02.2017