Dar es Salaam

With just under 5 million inhabitants, Dar es Salaam is the biggest city in Tanzania and the third largest in Africa. At around 4.4%, the annual growth rate is relatively high. This makes Dar es Salaam one of the ten fastest-growing cities in the world. By 2030, the population is expected to increase to 10 million. The city’s harbour is the largest on the East African coast. The infrastructure of Dar es Salaam can barely cope with the rapid growth and associated traffic volume. To remedy the situation, the Dar es Salaam Metropolitan Development Project was started in 2012. In a first step, an efficient bus network is to be established, which should reduce the high number of minibuses and relieve the road network. With its subsidiary TPCC (Tanzania Portland Cement Company), HeidelbergCement is the leading local cement supplier. TPCC has over 17 sales outlets in the city and supplies the most significant city development projects.