Tanzania To Reduce Transport Cost On Nakonde-Tunduma Corridor Linking With Zambia

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On 19th, June 2015, the Government of Tanzania has signed an agreement with Zambia to reduce transport costs in the Nakonde-Tunduma corridor linking the two countries by eliminating non-tariff barriers.

The Nakonde-Tunduma corridor is a key border control in the transport of goods from Dar es Salaam Port in Tanzania, through Zambia, to finally reach the DR Congo.

According to the progress report by TradeMark Southern Africa (TMSA) which was assigned by the Government of Zambia to support the improvement of the border management, by implementing one stop border post by the Nakonde-Tunduma corridor that will enhance the operational efficiency yields and fasten transit times then lower costs of trading.

The agreement was signed in Dodoma by the Tanzanian Minister of Finance, Ms. Saada Mkuya, and Zambia’s Minister of Transport, Works, Supply, and Communications, Mr. Yamfwa Mukanga.

The deal is part of two bilateral agreements for the improvement on the regulation of cross border passengers’ road, and freight transport.

Under them, Tanzania and Zambia engage to improve road levels under the South African Development Community (SADC) Protocol on Transport establish in 1992 that involves 15 countries and seeks the development in the region.