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Burundi and Tanzania - Proposed upgrading of nyakanazi – Kasulu – Manyovu road (Kasulu-Kabingo – Kasulu road section and Kibondo bypass, 202 km) to bitumen standard in Kasulu, Kibondo and Kakonko districts, Kigoma region – ESIA Summary
The Government of the United Republic of Tanzania with the assistance from African Development Bank (AfDB) intends to upgrade/ construct Nyakanazi – Kasulu – Manyovu road section (291km) to bitumen Standard. The project is being implemented by East Africa Community (EAC) through Tanzania Roads Agency (TANROADS). TANROADS is an Executive Agency under the Ministry of Works, Transport, and Communication; established under the Executive Agencies Act in 2000, with the duty of maintaining and developing trunk and regional road network in Tanzania Mainland. This section will of the road upgrading will constitute widening, realignment and paving of the existing Kasulu – Kabingo Road, including Kasulu and Kibondo Town Link Roads and construction of the nonexistent Kibondo bypasss Road (27.9km) by Asphalt Concrete (AC) for both carriageway and shoulders New cross drainage structures will be constructed to replace the existing structures as they are hydraulically inadequate. In addition, new hydraulic structures will be constructed for the nonexistent bypass section. A total of eleven bridges, eighty four (84) box culverts, and three hundred twenty two (322) pipe culverts will be constructed. Therefore, this document presents an Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) summary for the following road section: Kasulu – Kidiama Road section [Kasulu Northern Link] (8.7); Kanyani – Mvugwe road section (70.5km); Mvugwe – Nduta Junction section (59.4km); Nduta Junction – Kabingo (62.5km) of which part of it is Kibondo Bypass road; and Kibondo town Link Road (25.9km). The objective of the ESIA study was to incorporate environmental and social considerations into design of the road. The main objective of the ESIA was to predict and forestall potential environmental and social impacts and propose mitigation measures to lessen any impacts to the environment and indigenous people in project’s area of influence that may arise from the road upgrading. This is to ensure that the project delivers minimum disruption to the environment and surrounding communities.