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AfDB starts construction of East African roads

27th April 2012
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Moshi District Commissioner Moses Samizi

The African Development Bank (AfDB), has begun constructing East African roads with the 120-kilometer Namanga-Arusha-Moshi-Holili road in Rombo District, Kilimanjaro Region.

The project is aimed at simplifying communication with other countries as well as boosting their economic growth.

This was said yesterday by AfDB representative Laurence

Shigundu at the road stakeholders’ meeting in Kilimanjaro Region where he also pointed out that the project will be administered by the governments of Tanzania and Kenya in order to achieve the required standards.

Shigundu said that road is essential for the economy and cooperation of East Africans, adding that the completion of construction will bring development among the countries.

Moreover, Shigundu said the completion of the road will significantly help reduce traffic congestion and accidents besides improving the growing markets regional.

Speaking at the event, Moshi District Commissioner Moses Samizi said the government will give all the cooperation required to make the project successful.

He said in areas where people deserve to be compensated, they will be paid according to the law.

Meanwhile, Tanzania National Road Agency (Tanroads) manager Engineer Rubirya Marwa urged the residents of the areas where the projects are going to be implemented to abide by the law including refraining from putting up any structure on the road reserve since the practice blocks implementation of national and international projects.

Rubirya said the road project is very important for the development of the citizens of the two countries.

SOURCE: THE GUARDIAN
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