Theory of Change: Increased Physical Access to Markets

Hargeisa Bypass Road

[vc_row][vc_column][custom_inner_menus select_menu="project"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][single_project_block_1 heading="Hargeisa Bypass Road Construction" implementor="Government of Somaliland Ministry of Transport and Roads Development " target_group="Government of Somaliland and Ethiopia, Business community e.g. Transporters, importers and exporters using the Berbera corridor, Population in Hargeisa and living along the road infrastructure" project_value="US$ 23,000,000" implementation_period="2020 - 2022" download_btn_text="Download Project PDF" download_btn_link="https://www.trademarkafrica.com/download/59511/"]With funding from United Kingdom’s Foreign Commonwealth Development Office (FCDO), TradeMark Africa (TMA) is supporting the Government of Somaliland (GoSL), through the Ministry of Transport and Roads Development, to upgrade 22.5km of Hargesia Bypass (HBP) into a 2 lanes single carriage way along the Berbera corridor around the Somaliland’s capital of Hargeisa. Hargeisa bypass is a key link to the Berbera Corridor. Its construction complements ongoing modernisation at Berbera Port that aim to increase capacity by up to 450,000 TEU per year equalling to 1000 trucks (20 ft containers) a day. The Hargeisa bypass is part of a three-component three-year programme by the United Kingdom known as “Unlocking Prosperity in the Horn of Africa”. The programme focuses on increasing trade and economic development along the Berbera trade corridor, supporting inclusive trade and stimulating economic potential through transport infrastructure development. The case for the construction of the bypass is as follows: Decongestion of Hargeisa city Allow faster movement of humanitarian aid trucks e.g WFP trucks are normally held at Halaya check point during the day and only released at night. As a critical link to the Berbera Port; decongesting the bypass builds a business case for the Port and will have an...

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...

Kalundu 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="Kalundu Port Infrastructure Upgrade" project_value="US $ 3,335,000" implementation_period="(Start date) - (Expected end date)March 2017 - December 2022" download_btn_text="Download Project PDF" download_btn_link="#url"]Kalundu Port is the main entry point for trade into the r Kivus’s region. The Port is threatened by sedimentation at the port entrance. The sand bank has raised to the point where vessels accessing the port run a high risk of grounding. This also means that larger ships cannot access the port. The removal of the sand bank through dredging at the port is therefore necessary for its continued ability to service larger vessels. Furthermore, the project will undertake to modernise ageing infrastructure (warehouses, pavement, fencing etc.). 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 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 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 Committee (NMC) for Non-Tariff Barriers...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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="41929" image_2="41925"]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 &...