The Busia border is one of the busiest in East Africa, with an average of 894 vehicles crossing per day (TMEA, 2011). In 2011, the time to cross the border was variable taking between queue time is variable and between a few hours and up to five days. Delays create costs for traders.
A one stop border post will be constructed at the Busia border. This project relates to other TMEA projects that will provide:
• Improved IT infrastructure at the border;
• Harmonised working procedures on both sides of the border; and
• Training for border agency staff, freight forwarders and traders.
TMEA is providing funding for the construction of the OSBP and is supporting the lead agencies to implement the project on time and ensure quality. The project is implemented in coordination with other ongoing initiatives of the World Bank, JICA, USAID, the African Development Bank and the European Union.
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Improved border infrastructure will contribute to reducing the time to transport goods across the Busia border, which in turn will contribute to reducing trade costs in East Africa.