The Mombasa – Voi – Taveta – Arusha road is one of the alternative transport corridors in the EAC region, which links the Northern Corridor at Voi, 160 kilometres East of Mombasa, to the Central Corridor at Dodoma and Singida via Arusha. Taveta border post serves traffic to and from Northern Tanzania and the sea port of Mombasa. With the current traffic volume crossing Taveta /Holili border posts and the anticipated significant increase in traffic volume once the Voi-Taveta part of the road is upgraded, efficient movement of goods and people through the two border posts is very critical to facilitate trade within the EAC region. The increase is likely because the distance by road from Mombasa port to Himo junction in Tanzania is much shorter (about 472 kilometres) compared to the distance from Dar es Salaam port to the Himo junction (about 935 kilometres).
The project focuses on setting up the institutional and legal framework necessary for increasing collaboration in border management at inter-agency and bilateral levels, reviewing and implementing one stop border post procedures, training border agency officials, and installing ICT networks, hardware, furniture and equipment.
TMEA is providing funding and technical support to facilitate implementation of integrated border management systems at Taveta border post jointly with the border agencies.
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A reduction in the total average time it takes to clear cargo at the Taveta / Holili border post by 30 per cent, which will in turn contribute to reducing transport costs and increase in intra-regional and foreign trade in the East Africa.