18 December 2013
Three Chinese firms have won tenders for road projects in Tanzania that will form part of a trunk route between Egypt and South Africa.
Three roads will be constructed with a total length of 243.65km. Construction is expected to take 36 months.
Tanzania National Roads Agency awarded contracts to three Chinese firms: China Henan International Cooperation Company, China Railway Seventh Group Company, and Sichuan Road and Bridge Corporation.
Three roads located in Tanzania will form part of a trunk route between Egypt and South Africa (Wikimedia Commons)
Tanzania’s minister for works, John Magufuli, said 65.8% of the funds are from the African Development Bank, 29.2% from the Japan International Cooperation Agency and the remainder from internal sources.
Crown TECH-consult and the German based HP Gauff Inginieure Gmbh and KG-JBG are providing consultation services for the projects, Mr Magufuli said.