Inform us on damaged road infrastructure – Kwandikwa

19Feb 2020
The Guardian
Inform us on damaged road infrastructure – Kwandikwa

DEPUTY Minister for Works Elias Kwandikwa has appealed to all Tanzanians to inform the relevant government authorities about areas with challenges and other infrastructural risks including bridges and roads that have been damaged following the ongoing heavy rains.

Kwandikwa issued the appeal after arriving in Simiyu Region in official visit to inspect the effects brought by the rains to the road infrastructures, both those that had been completed and those still under construction.

The Deputy Minister also inspected the ongoing 49.7km Maswa–Bariadi road at tarmac level and said he was satisfied with the pace of the work as it is now 78 percent complete.

He said funds for these development projects come from wananchi’s taxes and praised Tanzanians for supporting the government development efforts by paying their taxes.

Earlier, giving report on the road project, TANROADS Simiyu Region Manager Eng Albert Kent explained that the project is now 16.3 km complete at tarmac level and vehicles are allowed to use it.

Eng Kent assured the Deputy Minister the road will be completed by September this year as planned.

"The contractor is doing well on the project including two big bridges (Simiyu and Banhya bridges) and several smaller ones,” he said.

The Deputy Minister is in one-day visit in Simiyu Region that serves the 923.65km road network of which 334.33km is main highway, 521.62km regional roads and 67.7km district roads.