World Bank Funds Zanzibar's Urban Service Improvement

The World Bank is extending $38 million to a project that seeks to improve urban services in the Tanzanian semiautonomous archipelago of Zanzibar.

The Zanzibar Urban Services Project will enhance the institutional capacity of the Zanzibar Municipal Council, develop infrastructure, including surface water drainage systems, solid waste collection and transportation, street lights and a sea wall, and support the town councils of Chake Chake, Mkoani and Wete.  

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    Eliza Villarino currently manages one of today’s leading publications on humanitarian aid, global health and international development, the weekly GDB. At Devex, she has helped grow a global newsroom, with talented journalists from major development hubs such as Washington, D.C, London and Brussels. She regularly writes about innovations in global development.