Sub-subject: Central Transport Corridor (Gateway to Burundi, Congo, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Uganda)
- Introduction to the Central Corridor
- The main features of the Central Corridor
- Access to five markets of East and Central Africa: Burundi, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Uganda
Sample of the Sub-subject: Central Corridor (Africa):
Sub-Subject Description (Central Corridor - Africa).
The Central Corridor (Africa) (1,300 kilometres) links:
- Central Africa: Burundi, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Rwanda
- East Africa: Tanzania and Uganda
Key features of the Central Corridor:
- Managed by the Central Corridor Transit Transport Facilitation Agency
- Types of transport: Road, rail, and inland waterways
- General state of the road: good conditions. E-Cargo available
- Estimated population in the region: 120 millions of people.
- Port of Dar Es Salaam.
- Dar Es Salaam Port container dwell time: 9-11 days (29 days in 2008)
- Six Inland Container Depots
- 65% of Tanzania’s foreign trade
- Isaka Dry Port
- Port of Mwanza, Kemondo Bay, Port Bell, and Jinja Port
- Port of Kigoma, Bujumbura, Moba, Baraka, Kasanga, Kalundu, and Kalemie.
Railway system: Tanzania Railways Corporation (2,700 kilometres of one-metre gauge). Only 6 percent of the Central Corridor traffic
One-stop Border Posts in Rusumo (Burundi - Rwanda), Mutukula (Uganda), and Kabanga/Kobero (Tanzania). One-stop Inspection Stations (OSIS) in Dar es Salaam port, Rusumo, Vigwaza, Manyoni, and Nyakanazi.
The main cities:
- Tanzania: Dar Es Salaam, Chalinze (Muheza - Arusha - Namanga: links with the Northern Corridor), Kilosa, Dodoma, Singida, Igunga, Isaka (Shingaya, Mwanza), Nyakanazi, Nyakahura, Muleba, Bukoba, Kyaka, and Mutukula
- Burundi: Kabero, Ngozi, Gitega, and Bujumbura
- Rwanda: Kigali, Goma, and Bukavu
- Uganda: Mutukula, Masaka (Links with the Northern Corridor)
- Extension to RD Congo: Goma and Vukabu to Walikale
Access to Zambia
- Tanzania: Dar Es Salaam-Corridor (Kilosa, Iringa, Mbeya, and Tunduma)
links with Lusaka.
- Tanzania: via Lake Tanganyika-Mpulungu
Links with other Trans-African corridors:
Regional Economic Communities involved:
- Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA)
- East African Community (EAC)
- Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS)
- Southern African Development Community (SADC)
- COMESA-EAC-SADC Free Trade Agreement (FTA)
- Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD)
The main languages: French and English.
The main religion in the region of the Central Corridor: Christianity
Central Corridor belongs to the African Civilisation.
- Central African Economic Area
- East African Economic Area