News & Information



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.

04
May
2017
Private Sector to have more voice in the Northern Corridor Policy Organs
By: TTCA
More than 50 delegates from Member States of Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan and Uganda attended the first meeting of the Northern Corridor Public and Private Stakeholders Committee on 8th March 2017 at Hilton Hotel, Nairobi, Kenya, with the aim to inaugurate the re-invigorated Committee and bring economic operators to update one another on the status of collaboration between the private and public sectors.

05
April
2017
CEPGL and NCTTCA spearheading the implementation of their Cooperation Agreement
By: TTCA
The Economic Community of the Great Lakes Countries (CEPGL) and the Northern Corridor Transit and Transport Coordination Authority (NCTTCA) signed an MOU to collaborate in programs aimed at promoting regional trade and integration within the region.

29
November
2016
Freight Transport Benefits high focus on Climate Policy Agenda in Marrakech COP 22
By: TTCA
The COP 22 Conference stressed on Sustainable freight plans which include reducing transport and emission intensities, optimizing supply chains, and improving fuel efficiency. The captains of the Transport industry who were gathered in Marrakech urged African countries to leverage on existing frameworks such as the Northern Corridor Green Freight Programme and share knowledge on these successful initiatives.

11
October
2016
Implementation of the Mombasa Port Community Charter, two years on
By: TTCA
From June 2014 to June 2016, some indicators especially the Maritime have been achieved. Prior to 2014 on average, vessel waiting time was 2.5 days though some vessels waiting up-to 7 days. Currently the vessel waiting time is less than 10 hours where the target is 24 hours. Good progress was also registered as regards the vessel turnaround time where prior to 2014, was between 5 and 7 days. Currently vessel turnaround time is at an average of about 3.5 days. Target is 3 days.

08
July
2016
NCTTCA in Partnership with UNEP on Five year (2017-2021) Green Freight Programme
By: TTCA
In partnership with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the Northern Corridor Transit and Transport Coordination Authority (NCTTCA) is undertaking its five year (2017-2021) Green Freight Programme which is aimed at supporting a number of initiatives intended to reducing fuel consumption and carbon emissions in the Northern Corridor Member States. The Green Freight Programme is a launching pad of a phased implementation of a holistic Sustainable Freight Transport Strategy which entails, in particular, sustainable transport policies, planning strategies and investment decisions that effectively balance the economic, environmental and social objectives.

29
June
2016
Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) officially submits ratification instruments of the Northern Corridor Agreement
By: TTCA
On behalf of the Government of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Mr. JUSTIN KAMWANYA KALEMUNA LEMíS, Chairman of the NCTTCA Executive Committee officially submitted the ratification instruments of the Northern Corridor Agreement to the Executive Secretary of NCTTCA

28
June
2016
The 28th Meeting of the Northern Corridor Transit and Transport Coordination Authority (NCTTCA) Council of Ministers
By: TTCA
The 28th Council of Ministers of the Northern Corridor Transit and Transport Coordination Authority (NCTTCA) was held on 23rd June 2016 in Mombasa, Republic of Kenya, under the theme "Green Freight Transport for a Competitive and Sustainable Economic Corridor".

22
April
2016
Validation of the Public Private Partnerships (PPP) study and Guidelines
By: TTCA
In an increasingly competitive global environment, most developed countries focus on new ways of financing infrastructure development and delivering services, such as Public Private Partnerships (PPPs). Public Private Partnerships being a new concept in most of Northern Corridor Countries, there are no clear guidelines and procedures for its implementation and projects monitoring. And Northern Corridor Member States are yet to fully comprehend and utilize such financing methods.