Africa's transport infrastructure can help regional integration

21 October 2010

The development of Africa's transport infrastructure has played a big part in improving regional integration, one expert has claimed.

John Tambe, a spokesman for the New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD), was speaking after Zimbabwe was honoured by his organisation with the projects of excellence award, the Zimbabwean reports.

"[The country] was rewarded for its sterling job of fostering regional trade co-operation and for creating transport, trade and regional co-operation at the border post with Zambia," he added.

Because of the enhancements in the transport system, the two nations have been able to ease the movement of goods between them.

Priscilla Misihairabwi-Mushonga, the minister of regional integration and international cooperation, received the accolade on behalf of the area.

Dr Elham M A Ibrahim, recently told NEPAD's summit that she also believes the continent has a good opportunity for regional integration because of the transport and infrastructure network.

She noted roads, railways, and air could all be opened up in the future.

Categories: Transport

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