Mbaka and Lufilo Bridges 98% Complete

 The construction of Mbaka and Lufilo bridges cost the government of Tanzania US$25.4mn. The bridges link Kikusya Village and Matema Road in Kyela District. 

 
Both bridges are 98 per cent complete according to the Project Engineer Samuel Joel. China International Engineering Company Ltd were awarded the project by the Tanzania Roads Agency (Tanroads). However, according to the agreement the project has to be completed come end of 2017.
 
 “I want this project to come to completion in October. This is because when the rainy season starts, construction work will be interrupted and this will cause complaints,” said Mbeya Regional Commissioner Amos Makalla.
 
The government of Tanzania has invested a lot of money on the project is expecting the project to get high end supervision of up to the standards.
 
However, according to Juma Mgatta, Kyela District Council Executive Director, the implementation of the project has experienced some challenges. Some of the challenges include residents not paving the way for the construction of the road.  In fact some of the stubborn residents have put up their structures within the road reserve.
 

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