Top officials from the World Bank and the East African Community have been exploring ways to improve transport links to landlocked countries.
At a meeting at the Unesco headquarters in Paris on June 9, representatives of the two organisations as well as other development partners proposed ways to improve infrastructure and transport challenges along key trading corridors.
The meeting, dubbed the Integrated Corridor Development Convention, was organised to assess the challenges and opportunities to facilitate better regional integration in East Africa.
“In East Africa, high transport costs, poor infrastructure and underdeveloped logistics services limit the competitiveness and inhibit the integration of both the landlocked and transit countries into the regional and global market,” said Pierre Guislain, senior director for the World Bank’s Transport and ICT Global Practice. Read more. Source | East African