Welcome to TANROADS

The Tanzania National Roads Agency (TANROADS) was established on 1st July, 2000 by an order published in the Government Gazette, Notice No. 293 of 2000 under Section 3(1) of the Executive Agencies Act No. 30 of 1997, with the expectation of witnessing a significant improvement in road maintenance and development with respect to quality, efficiency and cost-effectiveness. The Agency is responsible for the management of 35,000 Km of roads made up of 12,786 Km of trunk roads and 22,214 Km of regional roads according to the Roads Act No. 13 of 2007 and subsequent reclassification up to June 2015.

Our Vision

To have sustainable, safe and environmentally friendly all weather Trunk and Regional road network to support the social economic development of Tanzania.

Our Mission

To develop, maintain and manage the Trunk and Regional Roads Network efficiently and in a cost effective, safe and environmentally sustainable manner consistent with the Poverty Reduction Strategy and other Government policies through a competent and well motivated work force. 

Our Motto

Good roads for National Develepoment

Core Values

  • Customer focus
  • Excellence
  • Integrity
  • Innovation
  • Accountability
  • Team Work

Underlying Policies

  • Gender Issues
  • Employment Generation
  • Support for Local Contractors Development
  • Labour Based Technology
  • Protection of the Environment
  • Private Sector Participation


  • 685 staff
  • Contractors
  • Consultants
  • Environmental lobbyists
  • The media
  • Investors
  • General Public
  • The Government of Tanzania
  • Development Partners