In September 2005 Tanzania and Norway signed a new 5 year agreement for a grant of NOK 450 mill.
As considerable changes took place in the road sector in 2005 and 2006 Norway and Tanzania decided to re-align the programme to better meet the needs of the sector. In October 2007 Addendum No One to the Agreement was signed.
Ministry of Infrastructure Development (MoID), TANROADS, and Prime Minister’s Office-Regional Administration and Local Government (PMORALG) are the implementing institutions for the programme.
Improved accessibility in rural areas
The Goal of the Programme is to support the National Strategy for Growth and Reduction of Poverty (MKUKUTA) by contributing towards economic growth and poverty reduction in Tanzania. The Purpose of the Programme is to improve accessibility in rural areas on sustainable basis through improved road sector performance.
The current co-operation consists of the following components:
- Financial support towards TANROADS for backlog maintenance of regional roads and for the upgrading of Marangu - Rombo Mkuu Road including Mwika – Kilacha Road in the Kilimanjaro Region.
- Support the preparatory phase of the Local Government Transport Programme (LGTP). LGTP is a comprehensive programme for the development and maintenance of Tanzania’s local government transport infrastructure. The programme aims at increasing capacity and capability for districts to rehabilitate and maintain 50,000 kms of rural roads network governed by the local authorities under Prime Minister’s Office – Regional Administration and Local Government (PMO-RALG).
- Financial support towards road works in the districts
- Institutional co-operation between the implementing institutions and the Norwegian Public Roads Administration (NPRA)
- Support to the Labour Based Technology Unit (LBTU) in Ministry of Infrastructure Development for the programme “Taking the Use of Labour Based Technology to Scale” and the training institute ATTI in Mbeya.
Rehabilitation of roads at Pemba
Norway has also entered into an agreement with Ministry of Communication and Transport (MOCT) in Zanzibar for financial assistance towards rehabilitation of 40 kms of rural roads on the island of Pemba. The programme period is 2007-2010 and the estimated budget is NOK 50 million.