Government steps up to improve infrastructure in the country to stimulate growth

Submitted by on Thu, 09/03/2020 - 00:33

Investment in infrastructure development especially in the transport, energy and ICT has underscored significant contribution to economic growth. Government continues to invest in infrastructure development to create an enabling environment for private sector growth and increasing household incomes. Thus, Government commissioned the Isimba Hydro Power Plant (183MW) in 2018 to increase the power supply. As a result, the installed generation capacity increased from 867MW in 2014 to 1254 MW in 2019. Similarly, road construction and upgrade has increased the stock of paved roads from 3,981 km in FY 2014/15 to 5,111 km in FY 2019/20. In ICT, Government continues to expand National Backbone Infrastructure coverage to deepen adoption of ICT usage in the country. These developments are aimed at raising productivity through lower production costs.