Tanzanian government and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) will meet in Dar es Salaam next week to review technical cooperation on infrastructure projects implemented in the city.
Titled “Review of Dar es Salaam Transport Master Project,” the meeting will bring together its joint coordinating committee involving officials drawn from the central and local governments, JICA and other stakeholders.
A press statement issued by JICA yesterday stated that delegates would also receive a progress report on the ongoing activities for the past five months and those that followed.
The statement also said that under the project two activities namely Traffic count or survey and Household Survey had been going on for the past five months.
The results of these surveys would enable the study team to analyse traffic flow and origin as well as its destination, which is the pre-requisite information for the preparation of the master plan.
The study would not only consider the planning and organisation of transport network and public transport but would also provide a useful input to the land use master plan which is still under preparation.
Also it will consider the development and expansion of the BRT projects to ensure that the facilities are utilised to the maximum as well as propose new projects that will not only integrate and complement each other but there will also be connectivity and multiple alternative networks to reach a particular destination.
The project, according to JICA, is expected to provide not only the government but also development partners with the means to decongest the city and contribute in the development of Tanzania as a whole through the improvement of the economy and livelihoods of the people of Dar es Salaam.