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Mombasa Port Resilient Infrastructure Programme

[vc_row][vc_column][custom_inner_menus select_menu="project"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][single_project_block_1 heading="Mombasa Port Resilient Infrastructure Programme" implementor="Kenya Ports Authority" target_group="Mombasa Port Users and Stakeholders" project_value="US$ 36,340,000" implementation_period="2016 - 2018" download_btn_text="Download Project PDF" download_btn_link="#url"]The 2012-2016 Kenya Ports Authority / TradeMark EA Mombasa Port Programme committed to support improvements (particularly mitigation and adaptation to climate impacts) at the port, including preparation of a Green Port Policy. That study, now complete, assessed the impact of port operations on factors such as greenhouse gas emissions, air, water and soil quality, noise and sound by vessels, smoke emitted by ships, waste management, oil spill, marine pollution, energy consumption and utilization, natural resources, wildlife and marine conservation as well as impact on local communities. The output of this exercise informed KPA and other stakeholders in developing a Green Port Policy and an associated implementation plan to support the transformation of the port into a modern and competitive regional hub. The action plan implemented, will reduce operating costs to Kenya Ports Authority and port users, improve labor productivity, minimize accidents, improve health and safety of the workforce, and enhance environmental quality for the port and its surroundings.[/single_project_block_1][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row el_id="desired-result"][vc_column][single_project_block_2 heading="Desired Results" image_1="42672" image_2="42670"]Kenya Ports Authority increases capacity and improves efficiency in handling of cargo and ships for bulk shipping & transport sector.[/single_project_block_2][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row el_id="project-insight"][vc_column][project_single_ele_3_container heading="More Project Insights." sub_heading="Projects Highlights From A Glance" slide_1="info access for 20 crops & over five breeds of livestock" slide_2="info access for 20 crops & over five breeds of livestock" slide_3="info access for 20 crops & over five breeds of livestock"][single_project_content] Development of Resilient...

One Stop Border Post at Busia (Kenya/Uganda)

[vc_row][vc_column][custom_inner_menus select_menu="project"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][single_project_block_1 heading="One Stop Border Post at Busia (Kenya/Uganda)" implementor="The Kenya National Highway Agency (KNHA) and Ministry of Works and Transport (MoWT) are the lead implementing agencies for this project" target_group="Importers and exporters in East Africa" project_value="US$ 5,466,301" implementation_period="2011 - 2017" download_btn_text="Download Project PDF" download_btn_link="#url"]The Busia border is one of the busiest in East Africa, with an average of 894 vehicles crossing per day (TMA, 2011). In 2011, the time to cross the border was variable taking between queue time is variable and between a few hours and up to five days. Delays create costs for traders. What: A one stop border post will be constructed at the Busia border. This project relates to other TMA projects that will provide: Improved IT infrastructure at the border; Harmonized working procedures on both sides of the border. Training for border agency staff, freight forwarders and traders. How: TMA is providing funding for the construction of the OSBP and is supporting the lead agencies to implement the project on time and ensure quality. The project is implemented in coordination with other ongoing initiatives of the World Bank, JICA, USAID, the African Development Bank and the European Union. Contact: Sjoerd Visser : sjoerd.visser@trademarkea.com Click here to learn more about One Stop Border Posts Program[/single_project_block_1][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row el_id="desired-result"][vc_column][single_project_block_2 heading="Desired Results" image_1="42722" image_2="42720"]Improved border infrastructure will contribute to reducing the time to transport goods across the Busia border, which in turn will contribute to reducing trade costs in East Africa.[/single_project_block_2][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row disable_element="yes"][vc_column][project_single_ele_3_container heading="More Project Insights." sub_heading="Projects Highlights From A...

Mombasa port infrastructure works

[vc_row][vc_column][custom_inner_menus select_menu="project"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][single_project_block_1 heading="Mombasa port infrastructure works" implementor="Kenya Ports Authority (KPA)" target_group="Kenya Ports Authority, Kenya National Highways Authority, Kenya Urban Roads Authority, PSOs and CSOs, Importers and Exporters, Freight forwarders" project_value="US$ 45,509,504.19" implementation_period="2013 - 2018" download_btn_text="Download Project PDF" download_btn_link="#url"]The Port of Mombasa has over the years recorded significant growth in traffic volumes. This high growth has put a strain on existing port infrastructure, necessitating costly investments to improve operations and service delivery. Despite the efforts by Kenya Ports Authority (KPA) to expand capacity and improve efficiency in cargo handling, the port still faces capacity constraints and service delivery challenges. These include low labour productivity, poor cargo off take by rail and road, cargo clearance delays, lack of full automation, operational wastages and poor resource utilization. These are compounded by changing ship technology; poor urban planning around the port; a changing legal and policy environment; corruption occurring along the Northern Corridor. What: TMA and KPA have agreed on a programme of activities to provide KPA with additional capacity to handle increasing demand which include: Legal and Regulatory Revision; Port-wide Productivity Improvement; Infrastructure and Facilities Improvement; Preliminary analysis of the Mombasa Dry Port Initiative; Supporting KPA’s communications with all key stakeholders, decision-makers and communities; Mitigation and adaptation to climate impacts at the Port. Efficient implementation of national and regional NTB mechanisms How: TMA’s support to KPA is delivered through financial aid and technical support. Contact: James Ngángá, Email: james.nganga@trademarkea.com Click here to learn more about One Stop Border Posts Program[/single_project_block_1][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row el_id="desired-result"][vc_column][single_project_block_2 heading="Desired Results"...

Kabanga OSBP IBM

[vc_row][vc_column][custom_inner_menus select_menu="project"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][single_project_block_1 heading="Kabanga OSBP IBM" implementor="Tanzania Revenue Authority" target_group="Importers and exporters in East Africa" project_value="US$ 600,000" implementation_period="2011 - 2016" download_btn_text="Download Project PDF" download_btn_link="#url"]The Kobero/Kabanga border crossing is currently characterised by outdated infrastructure, complicated procedures focused on centralized control by multiple border agencies working in isolation and low border agency capacity. Low levels of understanding of import and export procedures by traders and border staff results in delays and poor standards management. Delays increase transportation costs for traders. What: The project focuses on setting up the institutional and legal framework necessary for collaboration in border management at inter-agency and bilateral levels, reviewing and implementing one stop border post procedures, training border agency officials, and installing ICT networks, hardware, furniture and equipment. How: TMA is providing funding for the development of an integrated border management platform and is supporting the lead agencies to implement the project on time and ensure quality. Contact: Israel Sekirasa, Email: israel.sekirasa@trademarkea.com Click here to learn more about One Stop Border Posts Program[/single_project_block_1][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row el_id="desired-result"][vc_column][single_project_block_2 heading="Desired Results" image_1="42620" image_2="42630"]A reduction in the total average time it takes to clear cargo at the Kobero/Kabanga border post, which will in turn contribute to reducing trade costs in East Africa.[/single_project_block_2][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row disable_element="yes"][vc_column][project_single_ele_3_container heading="More Project Insights." sub_heading="Projects Highlights From A Glance" slide_1="info access for 20 crops & over five breeds of livestock" slide_2="info access for 20 crops & over five breeds of livestock" slide_3="info access for 20 crops & over five breeds of livestock"][single_project_content] Key expected results include; Tanzania’s logistics sector is efficient for...

Dar es Salaam port infrastructure works

[vc_row][vc_column][custom_inner_menus select_menu="project"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][single_project_block_1 heading="Dar es Salaam port infrastructure works" implementor="Tanzania Port Authority (TPA)" target_group="Importers and Exporters" project_value="US$ 19,300,000" implementation_period="2013 - 2019" download_btn_text="Download Project PDF" download_btn_link="https://www.trademarkafrica.com/download/61017/"]Transport demand across the Dar es Salaam Port has been growing strongly, leading to congestion and delay at the Port. Studies have shown that the Dar es Salaam Port layouts, off-take processes, stacking arrangements and marine services are in drastic need of modernization. They must suit the needs of modern container, dry and liquid bulk handling requirements and technologies and the sharp growth in traffic and daily freight tasks. The land immediately surrounding Dar Port is also characterised by poor and inadequate infrastructure, uncoordinated development and a mushrooming of poorly regulated activities. What: The project focuses on supporting TPA to become an efficient trade gateway through public and increased private sector investment. Key outputs include; Support to TPA to undertake transformation towards a more business-oriented organisation and gradually towards a full and efficient landlord; Improved port productivity by strengthening operational procedures, cost accounting and tariff system and capacity building of staff; Support towards the Improvement in Spatial Efficiency at Dar es Salaam Port to ensure better use of space at the yards and improve roads and gates system to facilitate smooth flow of traffic; Support in completing preparatory studies to enable major Infrastructural Development activities for capacity expansion and the Dar Port Channel Improvement. How: TMAs support to Tanzania Port Authority is delivered through financial aid and technical support. Contact: Lilian Masalu, Email: lilian.masalu@trademarkea.com Click here to...

Busia (Ke) OSBP construction

[vc_row][vc_column][custom_inner_menus select_menu="project"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][single_project_block_1 heading="Busia (Ke) OSBP construction" implementor="Kenya Revenue Authority" target_group="Importers and exporters in East Africa" project_value="US$ 1,251,968.41" implementation_period="2010 - 2017" download_btn_text="Download Project PDF" download_btn_link="#url"]The Busia border is one of the busiest in East Africa, with an average of 894 vehicles crossing per day (TMA, 2011). In 2011, the time to cross the border was variable taking between queue time is variable and between a few hours and up to five days. Delays create costs for traders. What: A one stop border post will be constructed at the Busia border.  This project relates to other TMA projects that will provide: •  Improved IT infrastructure at the border; •  Harmonised working procedures on both sides of the border; and • Training for border agency staff, freight forwarders and traders. How: TMA is providing funding for the construction of the OSBP and is supporting the lead agencies to implement the project on time and ensure quality.   The project is implemented in coordination with other ongoing initiatives of the World Bank, JICA, USAID, the African Development Bank and the European Union. Contact: Sjoerd Visser: sjoerd.visser@trademarkea.com Click here to learn more about One Stop Border Posts Program[/single_project_block_1][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row el_id="desired-result"][vc_column][single_project_block_2 heading="Desired Results" image_1="41931" image_2="43262"]Improved border infrastructure will contribute to reducing the time to transport goods across the Busia border, which in turn will contribute to reducing trade costs in East Africa.[/single_project_block_2][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row disable_element="yes"][vc_column][project_single_ele_3_container heading="More Project Insights." sub_heading="Projects Highlights From A Glance" slide_1="info access for 20 crops & over five breeds of livestock" slide_2="info access for 20 crops &...

Lake Kivu Transport

[vc_row][vc_column][custom_inner_menus select_menu="project"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][single_project_block_1 heading="Lake Kivu Transport" implementor="TMA in coordination with Rwanda Transport Development Agency (RTDA)" target_group="Cross-Border Traders" project_value="$ 14,284,000" implementation_period="2018 - 2022" download_btn_text="Download Project PDF" download_btn_link="#url"]As part of Rwanda’s Vision 2020 and EDPRS 2, the GoR intends to implement an inland waterways cargo system on Lake Kivu. The TMA commissioned a feasibility study for the programme in 2017 which assessed the project as being both economically and financially viable. Water transport in Rwanda is currently unexploited and TMA support will help the Government to attract investment into this mode of transport which has been found to be both cheaper and safer than road transport. TMA will support the Government of Rwanda to construct basic harbour facilities in two port towns of Rubavu and Rusizi and attract private sector investors to operate ferry services on the lake while the Government of Rwanda will secure funds internally to fund the development of Karongi and Nkora ports. The choice of these locations is based on TMA commissioned a feasibility study of 2017 which includes a comprehensive traffic survey and analysis of project benefits where transport benefits are expected to reach and $ 20.4 million as annual savings and 17.7 as a result of avoided fatalities. Increased lake connectivity will increase economic gains from Cross Border Trade by offering better opportunities for traders to select the crossings where they get better prices. Key commodities traded include cement which moves from the will move from South to North, while potatoes and dairy products will move from...

Nimule OSBP Construction

[vc_row][vc_column][custom_inner_menus select_menu="project"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][single_project_block_1 heading="Nimule OSBP construction" implementor="Ministry of Transport, Roads and Bridges" target_group="Importers and exporters, Private sector agents such as freight forwarders, and transporters; Border agencies; Revenue Authorities, Bureau of Standards, Immigration Authorities and Relevant government ministries" project_value="US$ 6,700,000" implementation_period="2012 - 2017" download_btn_text="Download Project PDF" download_btn_link="#url"]As the main gateway into Southern Sudan from the port of Mombasa, the Nimule-Elegu border post is of strategic importance to the EAC region. The border is extremely slow, and Nimule takes an average of four days to process imports. This delay imposes serious costs on traders. These time delays can be attributed to inadequate border infrastructure, insufficient quality and quantity of technical equipment, poor border design, complicated procedures based on centralized control, and multiple border organisations working in isolation. What: TradeMark Africa is financing an OSBP at Elegu, Uganda, and modernising and extending the facilities at Nimule, South Sudan. How: TMA will provide full funding for the construction of the OSBP. Harmonisation of customs procedures will be undertaken by a Joint Task Force of Experts from the two countries concerned and supported by TradeMark Africa.  The project will be implemented in coordination with other ongoing initiatives of the World Bank, JICA, USAID, the African Development Bank and the European Union. TMA will engage consultants for design and supervise work. Contact: Michael Ojatum, Email: michael.ojatum@trademarkea.com Click here to learn more about One Stop Border Posts Program[/single_project_block_1][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row el_id="desired-result"][vc_column][single_project_block_2 heading="Desired Results" image_1="42708" image_2="42710"]Efficient border processing, improved knowledge and skills of border agencies and compliance with border procedures which...

Kasenyi Port Infrastructure Upgrade

[vc_row][vc_column][custom_inner_menus select_menu="project"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][single_project_block_1 heading="Kasenyi Port Infrastructure Upgrade" project_value="US$ 972,000" implementation_period="(Start date) - (Expected end date)July 2017 - December 2021" download_btn_text="Download Project PDF" download_btn_link="#url"]Kasenyi Port on DRC side is juxtaposed to the Port of Ntoroko on Uganda side on Lake Albert. The Lake Albert providing access over water for trade to the city of Bunia and the hinterland until Kisangani. The project aims to rehabilitate the infrastructure at the Port.  The jetty will be renovated with the first 112 meters requiring a small amount of refurbishment but generally considered to be sound. The top surface of this 112 meters will be paved with reinforced concrete. The old fixed crane structure and rails crane will be dismantled and removed from the site. The remaining 51 maters of the jetty will be paved to take the weight of the mobile cranes. Capstans and new rails will be installed. Responsibility Center : 22_DRC Project approval summary: 1. PAR approval date: June 2016 PAR number: DRC CBT PAR 2. PAR approval authority: Board NB/ If the project is above $250,000 a PAR must be submitted for approval[/single_project_block_1][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row disable_element="yes" el_id="desired-result"][vc_column][single_project_block_2 heading="Desired Results" image_1="42084" image_2="42057"]1. Reduced barriers to trade in selected sub-sectors in Burundi (Fisheries, palm products and fruits) and greater inclusion of women in trade. 2. Improved export capabilities in fisheries, palm and fruits sub-sectors[/single_project_block_2][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row disable_element="yes"][vc_column][project_single_ele_3_container heading="More Project Insights." sub_heading="Projects Highlights From A Glance" slide_1="info access for 20 crops & over five breeds of livestock" slide_2="info access for 20 crops & over five breeds of livestock" slide_3="info...

Kobero OSBP construction

[vc_row][vc_column][custom_inner_menus select_menu="project"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][single_project_block_1 heading="Kobero OSBP construction" implementor="Burundi Revenue Office" target_group="Importers and exporters in East Africa" project_value="US$ 6,400,00" implementation_period="2011 - 2017" download_btn_text="Download Project PDF" download_btn_link="#url"]The Kobero/Kabanga border crossing is currently characterised by outdated infrastructure, uncoordinated procedures by multiple border agencies working in isolation and low border agency capacity. Low levels of understanding of import and export procedures by traders and border staff results in delays. Delays increase transportation costs for traders. What: A one stop border post is being constructed at Kobero/Kabanga border points. How: TMA is providing funding for the construction of the OSBP and is supporting the lead agencies to implement the project on time and ensure quality.  This project is linked to other TMA supported projects that will provide: • Improved IT infrastructure;  • Harmonised working procedures on both sides of the border; and • Training for border agency staff, freight forwarders and traders.  The project is implemented in coordination with other ongoing initiatives of the World Bank, JICA, USAID, the African Development Bank and the European Union. Contact: Jackie Zizane: jackie.zizane@trademarkea.com Click here to learn more about One Stop Border Posts Program[/single_project_block_1][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row el_id="desired-result"][vc_column][single_project_block_2 heading="Desired Results" image_1="42640" image_2="42642"]Improved physical infrastructure that is fit for purpose will contribute to reducing the time that it takes for goods to cross the Burundi-Tanzanian border, which will in turn contribute to reducing trade costs in East Africa.[/single_project_block_2][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row disable_element="yes"][vc_column][project_single_ele_3_container heading="More Project Insights." sub_heading="Projects Highlights From A Glance" slide_1="info access for 20 crops & over five breeds of livestock" slide_2="info access for 20 crops &...