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Chinese firms win road contracts in Tanzania

18 December 2013 | 0 Comments

18 December 2013

Three Chinese firms have won tenders for road projects in Tanzania that will form part of a trunk route between Egypt and South Africa.

Three roads will be constructed with a total length of 243.65km. Construction is expected to take 36 months.

Tanzania National Roads Agency awarded contracts to three Chinese firms: China Henan International Cooperation Company, China Railway Seventh Group Company, and Sichuan Road and Bridge Corporation.

Three roads located in Tanzania will form part of a trunk route between Egypt and South Africa (Wikimedia Commons)

Tanzania’s minister for works, John Magufuli, said 65.8% of the funds are from the African Development Bank, 29.2% from the Japan International Cooperation Agency and the remainder from internal sources.

Crown TECH-consult and the German based HP Gauff Inginieure Gmbh and KG-JBG are providing consultation services for the projects, Mr Magufuli said.

Source: AllAfrica.com