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Tanzania cluster meet to assess latest developments in the central corridor

Members of the Tanzania Cluster meeting listening to the Executive Secretary
Members of the Tanzania Cluster of the Central Corridor on 15t June, 2016 had a successful meeting to evaluate the implementation of previous recommendations in order to facilitate transport and trade along the central corridor.

The meeting which was chaired by Mr Christopher Mramba, Chairperson of Tanzania Cluster, was held at the Central Corridor Transit Transport Facilitation Agency (TTFA) conference room at 4thfloor of Posta House.

The meeting was also attended by the new TTFA Executive Secretary Capt. Dieudonné Dukundane for the first time since he joined the Agency in May 2016.

Capt. Dukundane, who is an experienced transport and logistics economist in the East African Region, shared his vision on the future of the corridor of which he said actions should be oriented to tangible results and mostly take care of business issues.

The issues discussed included performance of Dar es Salaam Port on transit cargo clearance procedures whereby they acknowledged the fact that there has been a huge improvement. The meeting called on joint efforts towards making the Port even more attractive to central corridor member states.

The meeting further hailed the decision taken by His Excellence President of United Republic of Tanzania Dr John Pombe Magufuli reducing weighbridge stops from 8 to 3 along the corridor. They noted that the move was a big step towards reducing time and cost along the Central corridor route.

On challenges facing the implementation of the single customs territory between Tanzania and DRC, the meeting agreed that a research to be done to evaluate the situation and submit recommendations in the near future to the relevant authorities.

Among others, participants from Ministry of Works, Transport and Communications, Tanzania Port Authority, Tanzania Revenue Authority, Tanzania Railway Limited, Tanzania International Container Terminal Services, Tanzania Truck Owners Association, Tanzania Freight Forwarders Association also attended.

The cluster members agreed to convene next meeting in July this year.

The meeting which was chaired by Mr Christopher Mramba, Chairperson of Tanzania Cluster, was held at the Central Corridor Transit Transport Facilitation Agency (TTFA) conference room at 4th floor of Posta House.

The meeting was also attended by the new TTFA Executive Secretary Capt. Dieudonné Dukundane for the first time since he joined the Agency in May 2016.

Capt. Dukundane, who is an experienced transport and logistics economist in the East African Region, shared his vision on the future of the corridor of which he said actions should be oriented to tangible results and mostly take care of business issues.

The issues discussed included performance of Dar es Salaam Port on transit cargo clearance procedures whereby they acknowledged the fact that there has been a huge improvement. The meeting called on joint efforts towards making the Port even more attractive to central corridor member states.

The meeting further hailed the decision taken by His Excellence President of United Republic of Tanzania Dr John Pombe Magufuli reducing weighbridge stops from 8 to 3 along the corridor. They noted that the move was a big step towards reducing time and cost along the Central corridor route.

On challenges facing the implementation of the single customs territory between Tanzania and DRC, the meeting agreed that a research to be done to evaluate the situation and submit recommendations in the near future to the relevant authorities.

Among others, participants from Ministry of Works, Transport and Communications, Tanzania Port Authority, Tanzania Revenue Authority, Tanzania Railway Limited, Tanzania International Container Terminal Services, Tanzania Truck Owners Association, Tanzania Freight Forwarders Association also attended.

The cluster members agreed to convene next meeting in July this year.

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