'Rapid buses' introduced to ease Chinese built 135mln bridge 1 day ago   02:01

CGTN Africa
Thousands of Tanzanians are racing to try out a new rapid transportation addition in their commercial capital Dar es Salaam. The Government has spent years creating new lanes and bus stops, and they hope that it will cut hours of people's commuting times.

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Chinese built 135mln bridge 'Rapid buses' introduced to ease 1 day ago   00:56

Tanzanian President John Magufuli on Tuesday inaugurated a 135 million US dollar Kigamboni Bridge built by Chinese in the commercial capital Dar es Salaam, saying the bridge will contribute to the country's economic growth.

The 680 meter-long bridge, the first of its kind in east and central Africa, connects Dar es Salaam's business district to Kigamboni creek.

The bridge, measured 32 meters in width, has six lanes, three in each direction. It also has two pedestrian and cyclist lanes with a width of 2.5 meters, one on each side.

The Tanzanian President thanked China for the excellent job done by China Railway Construction Engineering Group in a joint venture with China Railway Major Bridge Group.