Tanroads – Dar es Salaam Bus Rapid Transit System – Tanzania - Project Profile
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Tanzania National Roads Agency (Tanroads) is undertaking the Dar es Salaam Bus Rapid Transit System project in Tanzania.
The project involves upgrade of existing 137km roads to create bus rapid transit system which will be executed in six phases.
The first phase includes the development of 20.9km road starting at Kivukoni Ferry to Kimara Mwisho including sections of Kawawa Road from Magomeni to Morocco and Msimbazi Road from Fire to the intersection with Nyerere Road.
The work includes 57.9km of feeder routes, five terminals, 27 stations, seven feeder stations, three connector stations with the existing public transport system and two bus depots.
The other phases include development of Kilwa Road with 19.3km, Uhuru and Nyerere Roads with 23.6km, Ali Hassan Mwinyi and Sam Nujoma Roads with 6.1km, Nelson Mandela with 22.8km and various roads and streets in Msasani, Kawe, Mikocheni, Manzese, Mburahati, Chang’ombe and several other streets, all covering 137kms.
On February 10, 2012, Strabag's subsidiary Strabag International GmbH, has been appointed as contractor to undertake the construction of package 1 under the first phase. The contract value is US$179 million.
In May 2010, Spencon Services Ltd has been appointed to undertake the package 7 under the first phase.
In August 2010, the Chinese construction firm, Beijing International Engineering Group (BCEG), has been appointed to undertake the construction of packages 2, 4, 5 and 6 under the first phase.
In December 2010, China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation has been appointed to undertake the package 3 under the first phase.
On January 26, 2014, Rebel Group was awarded the US$1 million advisory contract.
Tanroads commissioned Kyong Dong Engineering Co.Ltd of Korea in joint venture with AMBICON Engineering Ltd of Tanzania to carry out Detailed Engineering Design and preparation of Tender Documents and the joint venture commissioned Environmental Benchmark Consulting Engineers to carry out the Environmental and Social Impact Assessment for phase II and III.
The African Development Bank Group (AfDB) board had approved US$141.71m for the second phase of the project.
In August 2015, 85% of construction works were completed on the first phase.
Tanroads requested for Expressions of interest for consulting services for Design review and construction supervision of second Phase.
On September 30, 2015, the board of directors of African Development Bank (AfDB) approved two loans totalling $141.71 million to finance the second phase of the project to run the modern buses.
In December 2015, construction work on the first phase completed.
On May 10, 2016, began operations on first phase.
In July 19, 2016, A tender was issued for rehabilitation works for roads, concrete parking bays and toilets at Upcountry Ubungo bus terminal for the project with submission deadline as August 23, 2016.
The World Bank financed detail design for phase I, II and III and would review the Resettlement Action Plan and Environmental and Social Impact Assessment reports for phase III.
The World Bank has shown interest to Finance Infrastructure development of phase III and detail designs for phase IV, V, and VI.
As of June 2017, detailed designs for phase II and III have been completed and appointment of consultant for design review and the tender document preparation is underway.
The project is facing delay due to opposition to resettlement action plans at Mbagala and Gongo la Mboto and the related compensation.
The entire project is slated for completion by 2035.
The project involves upgrade of existing 137km roads to create bus rapid transit system in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
The US$580 million project includes the following: