Tanzania and Japan Sign Sh31 Billion Road and Water Deal

Tanzania and Japan have signed two deals totaling 30.6 billion TZS that will improve access to clean water and widen a road in Tanzania.

Japan will donate 28.9 billion TZS to improve access to water for 40,000 people in rural Tabora Region, and 1.7 billion TZS to widen the 1.3km stretch of road that connects Kamata Junction and Bendera Tatu rondabout in Dar es Salaam.

Dr Servacius Likwelile, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Finance, applauded the deal, pointing out that improving access to clean water is a major Millennium Development Goal that Tanzania is working to achieve.

He also applauded the Kamata-Bendera road-widening project for it’s effort to improve ever-expanding traffic congestion issues in Dar es Salaam.

The project will be implemented by the Japan International Cooperation Agency and the Tanzanian Government.