Tanzania Transport Sector Report
The Tanzanian transport sector systems consist of surface transport (roads and railways), air transport, and sea and inland waterways (lakes and rivers) transport.
Tanzania’s transport sector rose by 55% in value during 2009–2014, from USD1.3b to USD2.1b, contributing 4.4% to the country’s GDP.
Main growth drivers include the increase in the number of passengers carried and freight handled through road transport.
Table of Contents
Tanzania Road Transport
Tanzania Rail Transport
Tanzania Air Transport
Tanzania Water Transport
Tanzania Sea Ports
Tanzania Lake Ports
Tanzania Latest Transport Projects
Tanzania Standard Gauge Railway Project
Tanzania Mwambani Port and Railway Corridor Project
WB Tanzania Intermodal and Rail Development Project
Tanzania Transport Sector Outlook
Road transport is the most widely used form of transport in Tanzania, carrying over 90% of the passengers and 75% of the freight traffic in the country.
The road network in Tanzania currently comprises 86,472 km of roads, of which 12,786 km are trunk roads, 21,105 km are regional roads and the remaining 52,581 km are district, urban and feeder roads.
Tanzania’s Ministry of Works, Transport, and Communication through the Tanzania National Roads Agency (TANROADS) is managing the national road network of about 33,891km, comprising 12,786 km of trunk and 21,105 km of regional roads.
The remaining network of about 53,460km of urban, district and feeder roads is under the responsibility of the Prime Minister’s Office Regional Administration and Local Government (PMO-RALG).
As of 2013, 19% of Tanzania’s national roads (6,439.29km) and 2% of its district roads (1,069.2km) are paved.
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