DAR ES SALAAM, (Xinhua) --
The government of Tanzania said on
Tuesday it has embarked on a nationwide survey aimed at
establishing damage to property and infrastructure
caused by ongoing heavy rains.
Kwandikwa, the east African nation’s Deputy Minister for
Works, Transport and Communications, told the National
Assembly in the capital Dodoma that the focus of the
assessment will be on the extent to which roads and
bridges have been damaged by the rains.
told the House that the assessment being done by the
Tanzania National Roads Agency (TANROADS), a state-owned
agency overseeing construction and maintenance of roads,
will establish the amount of money that will be required
to rehabilitate the damaged roads.
which began in March, have killed more than 20 people in
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania’s business capital, Arusha,
Manyara, Tabora and the Zanzibar archipelago.
have also left hundreds of people homeless, damaged
hundreds of hectares of food crops and destroyed
property and infrastructure, including schools.