News & Information



18
April
2018
TMEA commits $1.05m for strengthening and enhancing the Northern Corridor Transport Observatory
By: TTCA
TradeMark East Africa (TMEA) and the Northern Corridor Transit and Transport Coordination Authority (NCTTCA) sign a 3 year grant extension agreement worth US$ 1.05 million for Strengthening and Enhancing the Northern Corridor Transport Observatory.

29
March
2018
Northern Corridor: Transport Logistics efficiency through Transport of Cargo by SGR Train
By: TTCA
In the ongoing push to create more logistics efficiency and cost effectiveness, the Northern corridor will see more cargo transported by SGR Cargo train.

27
March
2018
High Transport Rates and Costs are still the silent killers of Trade along the Northern Corridor
By: TTCA
The transport costs in East Africa are on average still about 60% higher than in the US and Europe. Landlocked countries like Rwanda, Uganda, South Sudan and Democratic Republic of Congo can’t export much because the costs are just so high

15
March
2018
Member States of DRC and Uganda to work together to boost Cross Border Trade at Mpondwe-Kasindi border
By: TTCA
The Northern Corridor Secretariat is working with the Road Authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and the Republic of Uganda to develop a framework of cooperation and joint Funding mobilization for development of Trade facilitation infrastructure projects to boost cross border and intra-regional trade between the two countries.

14
March
2018
OSBPs mean trade volumes and higher revenues for Kenya and Uganda
By: TTCA
The recently launched Busia One-Stop-Border Post (OSBP) by the Heads of States of Uganda and Kenya, supported by Trade Mark East Africa (TMEA) to boost intra-regional trade along the Northern Corridor by cutting the time taken to clear goods and to cross the border

09
March
2018
Time to get it right: Road safety is key to social-economic development along the Northern Corridor
By: TTCA
UNCTAD and NCTTCA collaboration Meeting dubbed “Supporting the Shift towards Sustainable Freight Transport along the Northern Corridor” held in Mombasa, Kenya, on 2nd March 2018.

13
November
2017
The institutionalisation of Joint Border Committees along the Northern Corridor: four years down the line
By: TTCA
NCTTCA Secretariat leads a mission to Malaba and Elegu/Nimule to evaluate the implementation of the Council of Ministers’ resolution on the support of Member States in strengthening and formation of Joint Border Committees (JBCs)

10
November
2017
Infrastructure improvements and operations reforms have yielded significant results at the Port of Mombasa
By: TTCA
Port and Maritime performance positive achievements registered in the Month of August 2017 according to the Northern Corridor Transport Observatory, could mainly be attributed to the expansion of Berth No 21

05
September
2017
Enhancing Trade Facilitation and Investment through improved Multimodal Transport infrastructure and Services
By: TTCA
The 29th meeting of Council of Ministers and the 43rd Executive Committee meeting of the Northern Corridor Transit and Transport Coordination Authority (NCTTCA)

25
May
2017
Private Sector to fully participate in the design and implementation of infrastructure development projects
By: TTCA
During the joint Technical Committee meetings on Infrastructure Development and Management and Private Sector Investment Promotion held back to back from from 15-19 May 2017 at Roca Golf Hotel, in Bujumbura, Burundi, among other areas, Stakeholders discussed and shared best practices on how to enhance the Private Sector participation in the design of transport infrastructure development projects namely: rehabilitation and upgrading of roads; the Standard Gauge Railway; development of Road Side Stations; Development of the integrated inland waterways transport system; Development of Port facilities and pipeline developments; and Public-Private Partnerships institutional framework and initiatives; Cross-Border Trade Facilitation Programs and Joint Transport and Trade Facilitation Committees in the Great Lakes Region as well as the Promotion of the Northern Corridor Green Freight Program.