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Completion of Selander Bridge construction project set for 2021

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selander Bridge construction project in Tanzania is expected to be completed by October 2021, the project’s consultant has announced.

Engineer Samson Nkundineza the team leader of the consulting firm, Afrisa Consultant  said that currently the project set to cost 107 million US Dollars, was 56 per cent complete.

“Tanzanians should expect that by the end of next year they will start using the bridge, because we will have completed everything,”  said Nkundineza of the bridge seen as  a flagship for president Magufuli.

Construction work for the project include the 6.2km bridge plus upgrades to up to 7km of connecting roads. South Korean will provide more than 80% of the funds required while Tanzania will finance the reminder.

The new Selander Bridge is expected to carry around 55,000 vehicles/day, with its construction reducing congestion in the area. The existing Selander Bridge carries four lanes and opened to traffic in 1980, having been funded by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).

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