project brief

Kobero OSBP construction

Implementor

Burundi Revenue Office

Target Group

Importers and exporters in East Africa

Project Value

US$ 6,400,00

Implementation Period

2011 - 2017

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Why this project?

The Kobero/Kabanga border crossing is currently characterised by outdated infrastructure, uncoordinated procedures by multiple border agencies working in isolation and low border agency capacity. Low levels of understanding of import and export procedures by traders and border staff results in delays. Delays increase transportation costs for traders.

What:

A one stop border post is being constructed at Kobero/Kabanga border points.

How:

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.  This project is linked to other TMEA supported projects that will provide: • Improved IT infrastructure;  • Harmonised working procedures on both sides of the border; and • Training for border agency staff, freight forwarders and traders.  The project is implemented in coordination with other ongoing initiatives of the World Bank, JICA, USAID, the African Development Bank and the European Union.

Contact:

Jackie Zizane: jackie.zizane@trademarkea.com

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Desired Results

Improved physical infrastructure that is fit for purpose will contribute to reducing the time that it takes for goods to cross the Burundi-Tanzanian border, which will in turn contribute to reducing trade costs in East Africa.

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