TANROADS Awards Simiyu Bridge Contract

The Chinese contractor will build a 150m bridge and 3km of connecting roads.

By Liz Bains on
18th July 2023

Tanzania Roads Agency (TANROADS) has awarded China Civil Engineering Construction Company (CCECC) a Tsh48.8 billion (US$20 million) contract to build the new Simiyu Bridge, near Mwanza, Tanzania.

The scope of work entails the construction of a 150m bridge and 3km of connecting roads.

The design and build contract was signed on 6 July at the TANROADS headquarters in Dar es Salaam. The contract duration is 18 months.

The existing bridge, which connects the city of Mwanza with eastern and northern Tanzania and Kenya, is estimated to be more than 70 years old. 

CCECC is also rehabilitating the 92km Lusahunga-Rusumo Road, which connects Tanzania to Rwanda. The company was awarded a Tsh153 billion (US$63 million) contract in February to carry out the work over a period of 24 months.

The local Norplan Tanzania is the consultant for that project.

Photo: Mwanza, Tanzania (© Blossfeldia | Dreamstime)

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