World Bank Announces More Aid to Tanzanian Transport Infrastructure Sector

The World Bank has injected a further $59 million into the Transport Sector Support Project. It originally provided $270 million to the project.

The funding will be used to rehabilitate and extend the taxiways and apron at the Zanzibar International Airport. According to the bank, air traffic at the airport is forecasted to increase from 500,000 passengers to 1.3 million by 2030.

The money will likewise go toward the rehabilitation of the jetty on Songo Songo Island in southern Tanzania.

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