Tanzania signs road construction agreements with two Chinese firms

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This photo taken on July 10, 2020, shows TANROADS Chief Executive Officer Patrick Mfugale (R, front) and AVIC INTL Project Engineering Company representative Li Huan (L, front) attend a signing ceremony in Tanzania’s capital Dodoma. (Xinhua)

Tanzania and two Chinese firms have signed agreements for the construction of Dodoma City Outer Dual Carriageway Ring Road worth about 95.7 million U.S. dollars.

The construction of the 112.3-kilometer road to be financed by the African Development Bank and the government of Tanzania marked another milestone towards improvement of the east African nation’s infrastructure.

The agreements were signed Friday in the capital Dodoma between the Tanzania National Roads Agency (TANROADS), on behalf of the government of Tanzania, and representatives from China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation (CCECC) and AVIC INTL Project Engineering Company.

Speaking after the signing of the agreements, Patrick Mfugale, TANROADS Chief Executive Officer, said CCECC will construct 52.3 kilometers of the road for 100.8 billion Tanzanian shillings (about 43.5 million U.S. dollars) within 39 months and AVIC INTL Project Engineering Company will construct 60 kilometers of the road at 120.86 billion Tanzanian shillings within 43 months.

Mfugale, who was flanked by the Minister of Works, Transport and Communications Isack Kamwelwe, said the construction of the road will help boost the economy.

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