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Activities in Tanzania


Arusha-Holili Road Improvement Project

PhotoNew Kikafu Bridge Image

Type Loan
Project Period 2022 - 2032
Amount (million PY) 24,310

The Arusha-Holili road is one of the regional roads functioning as an international route connecting not only Kenya and Tanzania, but also the land-linked countries such as Burundi, Rwanda and Uganda, thereby promote economic development and the regional integration of East Africa. The project will further increase capacity of the traffic volume, improve road safety, and lower vehicle operating costs by improvement of the road.

The project will increase capacity of the road by widening a total 17.7 km (Tengeru - Usa River, Moshi town) and constructing a 560m length of New Kikafu Bridge and a by-pass road connecting to the bridge. This will improve the road in terms of volume and loading. It will also improve traffic safety by enhancement of the vicinity of existing Kikafu Bridge to the road.

The existing Kikafu bridge section is a hazardous area due to combination of sharp curves and steep slopes, which has claimed many lives due to traffic accidents including 6 Japanese volunteers in 1985.

JICA and African Development Bank are financing the road development as parallel finance.


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