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Tanzania to improve movement of goods on highway

November 12, 2012

The Government of Tanzania, through the Tanzania Police Force, has launched an Online Database Query System that will be used to improve movement and security of transported goods and services along the Dar es Salaam – Rusumo highway.

The 1,200 km highway connects the port of Dar es Salaam to the landlocked country of Rwanda; it also links to other highways heading towards Uganda, Burundi and Democratic Republic of Congo. The System, which is co-funded by ICF and the Tanzania Police Force, will be used to access information on all cargo vehicles and registration data of transporters of goods along the highway, thereby reducing the need for numerous inspections at various points. Already, the project has reduced the number of police check points along the highway from 58 to 15, thus enabling quicker transportation of goods from one destination to the next. The system is accessed through handheld devices (Blackberry units) from which queries are made.

Easy movement of goods, and security of those goods, is key in facilitating trade inside a country and within a region. When goods are transported through difficult conditions, transporters incur delays and increased costs which are passed on to consumers. Other enterprises that await these goods to run their businesses also get affected, increasing the risk to their businesses. The reduction of police check points will lead to greater trade facilitation and will help to make the Dar port more attractive to neighbouring landlocked countries. This will increase output of the port and create additional jobs. Businesses in Tanzania will also benefit by becoming more competitive.

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