A recent collaborative visit to the Central Corridor, organized under the tripartite collaboration of Central Corridor Transit Transport Facilitation Agency (CCTTFA), African Union Development Agency-NEPAD, and GIZ, marks a significant step towards promoting green infrastructure development for economic advancement along the Corridor.

The visit in Tanzania showcased the fruitful outcomes of CCTTFA’s coordination efforts to key stakeholders, including the European Union Delegation to Tanzania, the African Development Bank Group, and the Tanzania Private Sector Foundation.

Highlights of the visit included tours of vital infrastructure such as the Dar es Salaam port, the Electronic Cargo Tracking System Control Room at TRA facilitated by CCTTFA, and a ride on the newly constructed Standard Gauge Railway (SGR), aimed at linking central corridor countries to the port of Dar es Salaam for enhanced trade integration and reduced greenhouse gas emissions.

The visit emphasized the importance of inland waterways transportation at the growing Port of Mwanza, prompting collaboration among port authorities from all Central Corridor member states to develop a “Green Ports Programme” for climate resilience. GIZ reaffirmed its dedication to sustainable development and intra-African trade facilitation in partnership with CCTTFA, laying the groundwork for a greener, more interconnected future in the region.