August 29, 2011
On August 29, 2011, JICA and the Government of the United Republic of Tanzania signed Grant Agreements for two Projects to the combined value of 1.897 billion Japanese Yen, approximately 40 billion Tanzanian Shillings.
Conceptional Drawing of OSBP of Tanzania side
1. The Project for Construction of Rusumo International Bridge and One Stop Border Post Facilities, worth approximately 39 billion Tanzanian Shillings. This project will contribute to an efficient logistics network between Tanzania and Rwanda. The new, double-lane bridge and OSBP facilities will contribute for smooth traffic movement, especially for heavy cargo vehicles through increasing of speed limit, axle load restriction of the bridge and efficient procedure at the border posts, such as immigration and customs This project is expected to contribute for the economic development of not only Tanzania and Rwanda, but also Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo and other neighboring countries.
One of the points where causes traffic jams
2. The Project for Improvement of Transport Capacity in Dar es Salaam (Detailed Design), worth approximately 769 million Tanzanian Shillings. The road earmarked for this Detailed Design covers a 1.3 km section of Gerezani road and Bandari road between Kamata intersection and Kilwa road. This project will contribute to decrease travel time between southern part of Tanzania, Dar es Salaam Port and the city center. It is expected that this project will increase the attractiveness of Dar es Salaam as a gateway to and from the international market.