DAR ES SALAAM, Nov. 20 -- PLANS are underway to upgrade Morogoro-Dodoma road to a four-lane highway to improve road transport between the capital city and central transport corridor.

Finance and Planning Minister Dr Phillip Mpango has asked the African Development Bank (AfDB) for a soft loan to upgrade the over 270-kilometre stretch.

The minister made the request at his meeting with AfDB Group Chief Executive Officer Cheptoo Amos here on Tuesday, the ministry said in a statement.

"This road was constructed long time ago. Trucks that travel to Mwanza and Kigoma regions as well as to neighbouring Rwanda and Burundi pass here, in Dodoma. You can clearly see the road has started to wear out," the statement quoted Dr Mpango as making his argu...