Work is set to begin on the construction of the 6.2 kilometres Selander bridge in Dar es Salaam following today’s signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between Tanzania and South Korea.
The MOU was signed in the presence of President John Magufuli and the visiting South Korea Premier, Mr Lee Nak-yeon.
The bridge will cost $126.26 million (Over Sh284bn) and is expected to be completed by 2021. The new edifice will run from Selander bridge and along the Indian Ocean beach front in the city.
The 180-tonnage capacity bridge will ferry 55,000 vehicles per day and is expected to greatly reduce congestion along the overwhelmed independence-time Selander bridge.