Construction of Momba bridge completed-govt  

30Apr 2019
Polycarp Machira
DODOMA
The Guardian
Construction of Momba bridge completed-govt  

THE construction of Momba bridge in Songwe region has been completed awaiting official launching by the government any time soon, deputy minister for Works, Transport and Communication, Atashasta Nditie said yesterday.

deputy minister for Works, Transport and Communication, Atashasta Nditie.

He said the completion of the bridge   is   another milestone in the communications sector for the people in Katavi, Rukwa and Songwe regions.

"The government has started the implementation of the project of 149 kilometres road of Kibaoni—Majimoto—Kasansa—Muze—Kilyamatundu—Kamsamba to Mlowo," he told the law makers.

The deputy minister  was responding to a question  by  the Kwela MP, Ignas Malocha (CCM) who had wanted  to know when the government would allocate funds for the feasibility study of the  road which links the  three regions of Katavi, Rukwa and Songwe.

 Nditie maintained that due to the importance of the road, during the 2018/2019 the government allocated 200m/- for the feasibility study for Kibaoni—Majimoto—Iyonga road which is part of the said road.

 He added that in the 2019/2020 financial year, his ministry had requested another funds for the feasibility study for Ntendo—Muze—Kilyamatundu road.

 According to him, immediately after the feasibility study and detailed design is completed  the process for tender would be announced and the costs of the construction would equally be revealed before improving the road to tarmac level.