Megacity Foreseen As Dar es Saalam Expands

By Sylivester Domasa

The government will spend 655bn/- (about 300 million US dollars) this year in a 'clean-up' exercise focusing to transform Dar es Salaam into a future megacity that meets the urgent infrastructure demands for basic services, urban mobility and flood control.

The plan is part of the Dar es Salaam Metropolitan Development Project (DMDP) that aims to improve urban service and institutional capacity in the metropolitan, strategically to accommodate demands for a country's commercial capital.

Minister of State (President's Office, Regional Administration and Local Governments) Mr George Simbachawene said this on Thursday exclusively during 'Tumetekeleza,' a live telecast aired on the Tanzania Broadcasting Corporation (TBC).