New Paying System for Tanzania's Civil Contractors, Engineers in Pipeline

The Minister for Works, Transport and Communication, Prof Makame Mbarawa has called on Contractors and Engineers in the country to educate themselves thoroughly on the new system for Civil (Roads and Bridge) construction contracts, where the government will verify services found along the road.

The New system which is currently being employed by developed countries will enable the contractor in the country to build roads through long term contracts where the contractor will be paid according to the outcome.

Prof Mbarawa who was opening a seminar for road stakeholders from 19 countries and 30 institutions across the world, being held in Arusha, said the new criteria will force Contractors to build high quality roads. He said constructing high quality and safe roads will reduce frequencies in maintenance, which costs the government millions of shillings.