Tanzania is strategically located on the Eastern seaboard of the African continent. With many of its neighbours on its borders landlocked, Tanzania has the potential to be a regional transport logistics hub with the transport sector becoming an even more important contributor to the country’s Gross Domestic Product. To achieve this, Tanzania has to ensure that transport through its corridors offers competitive benefits and added value for hauliers compared to other nearby competitors.
The initiatives under the Transport National Key Result Area (NKRA) aim to deliver increased capacity and efficiency of the port, rail and road transportation along the Central Corridor. As a key route between the Dar es Salaam Port and neighbouring landlocked countries, multiplying the cargo carrying capacity of the Central Corridor will undoubtedly impact Tanzania’s regional trade potential.
Transport NKRA aims to achieve the following topline Key Performance Indicators by 2015/16:
- Increasing cargo throughput at Dar es Salaam Port from 12.1 million tons in year 2012 to 18 million tons
- Increasing railway freight hauling capacity from 0.2 million ton in year 2012 to 3 million ton
- Reducing road travel time from an average of 3.5 days in year 2012 to an average of 2.5 days (From Dar es Salaam to Mwanza, Rusumo and Kabanga)
This NKRA is led by the Ministry of Works, Transport and Communication .