EAC Transport Strategy and Regional Road Sector Development Programme, Tanzania

The five East African community (EAC) member states (Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Burundi and Rwanda) are served by an extensive road, rail, lake and pipeline transportation network. In addition, two major sea ports located at Mombasa (Kenya) and Dar es Salaam (Tanzania), and several international airport gateways combine to service the EAC.

Aurecon assisted in the development of the EAC Transport Strategy and the Regional Road Sector Development programme.

The EAC Transport Strategy is the EAC's key planning document for guiding regional policies and investments. Development of the strategy involved identifying (regional) strategic priorities and resources for transport sector development. The strategy assessed operational needs in the medium term (i.e. over 10 years), as well as providing a detailed assessment of all modes of transport in the regional dimensions. Aurecon undertook:

  • Facilitation of experts meetings
  • Stakeholder consultations/workshops
  • Origin-destination surveys
  • Road condition surveys
  • GIS mapping
  • Development of regional transport demand model
  • Policy and institutional review
  • Assessment of transport key performance areas
  • Strategy formulation

 The EAC Regional Road Sector Development programme is a comprehensive, multi-year work programme and is based on the regional demand model and the goals and objectives defined in the EAC Transport Strategy. The programme is built around engineering and economic concepts and principles to determine the impact on alternative regional highway investment levels and regional highway conditions and performance.

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