DAR ES SALAAM, (Xinhua) --
Tanzanian Prime Minister Kassim Majaliwa on
Wednesday inspected the construction site of Ubungo road
interchange built by China Civil Engineering Construction
Corporation (CCECC) and said he was impressed by the progress
“I have been
impressed by progress made,” Majaliwa said. “The Tanzania
National Roads Agency has assured me that construction by CCECC
was being done according to schedule.”
The prime minister
said the government expects the 83-million-U.S.-dollar project
to complete in June 2020.
Majaliwa said he has
ordered Dar es Salaam Regional Commissioner Paul Makonda to
oversee the relocation of petty traders from the area covered by
the interchange project.
“I am worried about
the safety of these petty traders and their customers when
actual construction takes shape,” he said. “They must be
relocated to special areas.”
In March 2017,
Tanzanian President John Magufuli and World Bank President Jim
Yong Kim laid the foundation stone for the Ubungo interchange
project, connecting Nelson Mandela, Sam Nujoma and Morogoro
roads in the commercial capital, Dar es Salaam.
The project is
expected to ease traffic congestion on the busy Ubungo junction,
where more than 60,000 vehicles pass daily.