Thematic Area: Infrastructure/OSBPs

Ruzizi 2 OSBP 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="Ruzizi 2 OSBP Infrastructure Upgrade" project_value="US $ 5,600,000" implementation_period="(Start date) - (Expected end date) September 2018 - December 2022" download_btn_text="Download Project PDF" download_btn_link="#url"]Ruzizi 2 border post carries most of the heavy trucks traffic between Rwanda and DRC, particularly to Bukavu. At Ruzizi 2 smaller-scale traders are underserved and prefer to use Ruzizi premier. Border offices on both sides of the border and the bridge will be upgraded. The offices will be supplied with water, power and appropriate office furniture. The current cross border market facility will be upgraded on the Bukavu side of the border to accommodate traders’ needs. This simple structure will facilitate commerce at the border post. Currently many traders are forced to sell on the side of the road as existing infrastructure is full. The road connecting the border post to the city of Bukavu is in a poor condition and in need of upgrade to reduce the damage to vehicles, as well as time and cost of moving goods along a relatively short distance. Under this programme the section of road that feeds in Ruzizi 2 border post (approximately 2.7km long each), will be upgraded including all necessary earthworks drainage. For safety reasons the road will also be fitted with electrical lighting. The bridge at Ruzizi 2 will also be rehabilitated. Responsibility Center : 42_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...

Mahagi OSBP 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="Mahagi OSBP Infrastructure Upgrade" project_value="US $ 1,182,000" implementation_period="July 2017 - December 2021" download_btn_text="Download Project PDF" download_btn_link="#url"]Mahagi (DRC)/Goli (UG) is very busy border crossing located on the axis between the population centres of Arua (UG) and Bunia (DRC) as well as the longer corridor connecting Mombasa Port and Kisangani.  At Mahagi, this project will undertake a detailed design and prepare tender documents for a juxtaposed One Stop Border Post facility comprising of roads, parking, warehouses on DRC side and the rehabilitation and modification of existing buildings, parking and small warehouse. The project proposes the most practical and cost-effective way to bring power to the DRC side of the border. 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. The project is already approved[/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 access for 20 crops & over five breeds of livestock"][single_project_content]Key outputs include; Burundi NMC National Coordinator is recruited [/single_project_content][single_project_content]Burundi NMC National Strategy is developed and validated [/single_project_content][single_project_content]Burundi National Monitoring...

Rusizi II CBT programme

[vc_row][vc_column][custom_inner_menus select_menu="project"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][single_project_block_1 heading="Rusizi II CBT programme" implementor="RTDA, TMA" target_group="Rwanda" project_value="USD 5,00,000" implementation_period="2019-2023" download_btn_text="Download Project PDF" download_btn_link="#url"]Rusizi border post is located in the western part of Rwanda and is the main entrance and exit border between Rusizi and Bukavu trading areas used mainly by heavy trucks destined to and from to Bukavu. The border post has been characterised by old small infrastructure with no clear operational flow of goods and passenger handling. Unharmonized cumbersome procedures that do not facilitate smooth flow of business at the border post. It is expected that the modern border post will cater for the heavy truck traffic as well as smaller-scale traders. What: An OSBP is a border facility that combines two stops for national border control processing into one and consolidates border control functions in a shared space for exiting one country and entering another. The project will involve construction of an OSBP facilities office buildings, parking and inspection shed among others and implement Integrated Border Management (IBM) which brings all border authorities to work together for smooth attainment of intended results. Therefore, the project will include: Improved physical infrastructure at the border which includes; customs and immigration offices, police post, customs inspection sheds and warehouse, parking yards, clearing and forwarding Agents offices among others. Setting up the institutional and legal framework necessary for collaboration in border management at inter-agency and bilateral levels; Reviewing and implementing OSBP procedures which are simple and ease the movement of goods and persons; Modernised and simplified customs processes; Improved...

One Stop Border Post at Kagitumba (Rwanda) / Mirama Hills (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 Kagitumba (Rwanda) / Mirama Hills (Uganda)" implementor="Rwanda Revenue Authority and Uganda Revenue Authority are the lead implementing agencies for this project" target_group="Importers and exporters in East Africa" project_value="US$ 6,270,674 - Kagitumba. US$ 6,219,798 – Mirama Hills." implementation_period="2013 – 2017" download_btn_text="Download Project PDF" download_btn_link="#url"]The Mirama Hills road route offers a shorter and less difficult route to Rwanda than passing through the Katuna/Gatuna border post. Operationalisation of a one stop border post at Kagitumba and Mirama Hills is expected to decrease the time for goods to be transported between Kampala and Kigali and increase the volume of traffic using this route. What: The project focuses on constructing a one stop border post at the Kagitumba and Mirama Hills border. 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="42726" image_2="42724"]Improved physical infrastructure that is fit for purpose will contribute to reducing the time to transport goods between Kampala and Kigali, and therefore also contribute to reducing trade costs in East Africa.[/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...

One Stop Border Post at Taveta (Kenya) / Holili (Tanzania)

[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 Taveta (Kenya) / Holili (Tanzania)" implementor="Tanzania Revenue Authority." target_group="Importers and Exporters" project_value="US$ 4,915,302 - Taveta. US$ 4,007,498 - Holili. IBM US$ 600,000" implementation_period="2011 - 2011" download_btn_text="Download Project PDF" download_btn_link="#url"]To transport goods to Arusha and surrounds in northern Tanzania, vehicles currently must pass through the Namanga border. This route is considerably longer than the Taveta/Holili route. Operationalising the Taveta/Holili border is expected to increase with the construction of a new Voi-Arusha road passing through the two border points, stretching the capacity of the current infrastructure and operations and increase waiting time for import and export processing. Increased delays create costs for traders. What: A one stop border post is being constructed at Taveta/Holili 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. Contact: Sjoerd Visser, Email: 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="42740" image_2="42742"]Improved physical border infrastructure will offer an alternative transportation route to northern Tanzania from Kenya and reduce the time that it takes to transport goods to and from Mombasa. This will contribute to reducing trade costs in East Africa..[/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]This project is...

Mutukula (Tz) 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="Mutukula (Tz) OSBP Construction" implementor="Tanzania Revenue Authority" target_group="Importers and exporters in our target countries" project_value="US$ 4,500,000" implementation_period="2011 - 2017" download_btn_text="Download Project PDF" download_btn_link="#url"]418 vehicles a day pass through the Mutukula border point, with trucks taking over a day on average to process through customs from Tanzania to Uganda. This delay imposes serious costs on traders. They must wait longer for their import or export, pay for the truck to wait at the border, risk perishable goods losing their value and manage unpredictable transport times. What: A one stop border point is being constructed at the Mutukula border point.  This project is related to other TMA supported projects that provide: •  Improved IT infrastructure at border post; •  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: Israel Sekirasa: israel.sekirsa@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="42676" image_2="42678"]Improved physical border infrastructure, harmonised working procedures, faster customs processing and information sharing will reduce waiting times at the Mutukula border point. This 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...

Elegu 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="Elegu OSBP Construction" implementor="Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA), Ministry of Works and Transport" 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$ 7,100,000" 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: 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="42587" image_2="42589"]Efficient border processing, improved knowledge and skills of border agencies and compliance with...

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 &...

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...

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 &...