The purpose of this project is to prepare a new design manual for LVRs in Tanzania as a basis for promoting rational, appropriate and affordable implementation of projects providing low volume roads that make appropriate use of local resources in a cost-effective and sustainable manner.
It is expected that the new manual will be based on design manuals for LVRs prepared recently under AFCAP in South Sudan, though other relevant local and regional experience will also be incorporated. Thus, the new manuals will build forward from what has already been produced and not require starting from the beginning. Therefore, the emphasis in terms of the content of the manual would be: Customizing the contents of the proposed LVR manual to the Tanzanian environment using the existing manuals in Tanzania, as well as those developed for South Sudan, and other countries as a basis; Identifying gaps that are particular to Tanzania and addressing them with information sourced from other relevant manuals and the experience of the project team.
In order to achieve the above objectives, one of the key tasks indicated in Phase 2 of the programme is to undertake a review of a number of existing LVR manuals for the reasons indicated above, and to prepare a summary report – this report - for presentation to stakeholders at an Inception Meeting.
I T Transport Ltd. Consultancy Services for Preparation of Design Manuals for Low Volume Roads in Tanzania. Manuals Review Report - Final. (2014) 38 pp.