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Tanzania Gets US$392 Million For Dar Es Salaam Development


The Tanzanian government has signed a €361.1 million (US$392 million) deal with the World Bank for the implementation of the second phase of the Dar es Salaam Metropolitan Development Project (DMDP II).
The scheme aims to address the effects of rapid urbanisation and climate change. It will be implemented over six years starting from 2024/25 and will focus on the construction of climate-smart priority infrastructure including roads, bridges, culverts and drainage systems, parks and urban development, as well as integrated solid waste management facilities.
The project is intended to provide access to improved urban infrastructure for some 3.3 million people and help 2.45 million benefit from reduced flood risk.
The total cost of implementing DMDP II is estimated at US$438.3 million, according to a November 2023 World Bank project appraisal document. The government of the Netherlands is set to contribute US$53.3 million. 
Following the contract signing on 20 February, Minister of Country, President’s Office – Regional Administration and Local Government (PO-RALG) Mohamed Mchengerwa said DMDP II will entail the construction of 250km roads, nine bus stops and 18 markets and will improve solid waste collection and disposal. In addition, three pumps will be constructed along with 90km of priority canals, pedestrian footbridges and solar street lighting.
“This project is a sign that the government has a strong intention to solve the … infrastructure [challenges] of Dar es Salaam and to change the situation of our city,” said Mchengerwa.
DMDP II will be coordinated and implemented by the PO-RALG, which will have a project steering committee chaired by its permanent secretary and which will comprise representatives of the Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Works and Transport, Ministry of Lands, Housing and Human Settlements, Ministry of Water and Irrigation, Vice-President’s Office, Dar es Salaam Local Authorities (DLAs) and the Rural and Urban Roads Agency (TARURA).
DMDP I was carried out between April 2015 and January 2023 at a total cost of US$296.6 million, with the World Bank contributing US$288 million and the Nordic Development Fund US$4.3 million.
According to the World Bank, 208km of roads and 75km of standalone drains were constructed or rehabilitated, and three stormwater detention basins were built. In addition, 10 markets, six parks, four bus stands, 10 water kiosks, six public toilets, 53 solid waste facilities, a health centre and nine pedestrian crossings were built in low-income subwards along with the installation of 5,027 solar street lights.
DMDP I also formulated a corridor development strategy along Line 1 of the Dar es Salaam bus rapid transit (BRT) system that incorporated transit-oriented development principles. In total, 4.1 million people directly benefited from road and drainage improvements under the project and from access to the BRT Line 1 corridor.

Photo: Contract signing ceremony (Source: Facebook @ PO-RALG)


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