Upgrading planned for three East African ports
4 September 2012
Arusha. Kigoma and Rumonge ports in Tanzania and Burundi respectively may get funding from the African Development Bank (AfDB) for their upgrading plans, according to the East African Community (EAC) secretariat.
The Bujumbura Port, the main waterway in Burundi, is also lined up for expansion to cope with increasing cargo traffic, the EAC secretary general, Dr Richard Sezibera, was told during a visit to the facility last week.
According to EAC officials, a team of experts from the secretariat in Arusha will be dispatched later this month to assess the condition of the ports as well as the roads connecting them to other key regions.