BAM International and Per Aarsleff complete 220 kilometres of road works in Tanzania
Bunnik, the Netherlands, 26 August 2013 - BAM International, the operating company of Royal BAM Group active outside of Europe, has completed the rehabilitation of 220 kilometres of the TANZAM Highway Road Rehabilitation Project, a main traffic artery in East Africa. It plays a major part in connecting the port and airport of Dar es Salaam to the Tanzanian inland an its neighbouring countries.
Together with its Danish partner Per Aarsleff, BAM International renovated the TANZAM Highway between Iyovia and Mafinga in a €134 million contract. Apart from rehabilitating and strengthening the carriageway, paved shoulders and climbing lanes were being constructed to make the road safer. Other traffic safety improvement measures were included in towns, villages and hazard spots. Furthermore the construction of a weighbridge station and ancillary works such as signage, road lining and guardrails were part of the scope of work. The project was financially supported by the Danish government.
The first phase of the project ended in 2011 when the first four Sections were handed over. In addition to those first 150 kilometres, an extension contract to rehabilitate another 70 kilometres was completed mid August 2013.
Further information: Arno C. Pronk, +31 (0)30 659 86 21.