The Infrastructure Development and Management program’s core objective are (i) Improve performance of the Northern Corridor transport infrastructure and facilities; (ii) develop sustainable investment schemes for the Northern Corridor infrastructure; and (iii) Establish Effective mechanisms for management and maintenance of the corridor infrastructure. This program’s activities contribute immensely to the realisation of the following two strategic Objectives as outlined in the Northern Corridor 2012 -2016 Strategy;
- SO1: Development of opportunities and incentives for increased private sector investment and participation in the Northern Corridor
- SO2: Expansion, modernization and improvement of Transport Infrastructure and service relating to road, rail, pipeline, ports, inland waterways, Border Posts, terminals, communication systems and other related facilities
The main activities envisaged under this programme during the 5-year period and their foreseeable outputs are grouped under the following clusters;
- Road Infrastructure and related facilities with emphasis on the Key Anchor project in Infrastructure Master plan
- Ports and Inland Waterways
- Oil Pipeline
Key Highlights of the Outputs and past Achievements:
The key highlights of the matrix showing the Outputs and achievements of the Infrastructure Development and Management programme during the past five years are;
Roads infrastructure and related facilities
- Continued upgrade and expansion of the Northern corridor highway network
- Institutional reforms for road management and financing enhanced, Mechanism for sustainable maintenance put in place in all member States.
- A common standard for road design,classification system, construction and maintenance adopted
- Harmonise and enforce Axle load limits and vehicle weight dimensions and Improved Road safety
- Programme for rehabilitation and maintenance of the existing infrastructure adopted.
- Cooperation between inter-country railway agencies enhanced and Construction of missing links to serve Rwanda, Burundi, DRC and Southern Sudan commenced
- Reforms in management of railways facilitated and adoption of Common standards for track construction and rolling stock.
Ports and inland waterways
- Expanstion of the Mombasa port and Launch of the Lamu port construction
- Institutional reforms in the management of ports and Inland Container Depots completed.
- Protocol on inland waterways transpor t and Improve Navigability and safety of the inland waterways
- Improve Facilities in the existing inland ports and container depots as well as initiate development of new dry ports
- Oil pipeline improved and extended to Uganda
- Extension to Burundi, Congo DR and Rwanda initiated
- Communications and ICTs infrastructure along the corridor improved and expanded.
- Communication network to facilitate navigation, search and rescue on the inland waterways improved.
Border post infrastructure and facilities:
- Improve the Infrastructure at the border posts for the enhancement of one stop border operations.