On Tuesday the 10th of July, MTBS officially started consultancy services to undertake a study on ’Mapping the EAC Regional Ports With Complementry Transport Infrastructure to Facilitate Trade’. The East African Community (EAC) is an intergovernmental organisation of six member states: Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda. The EAC aims at developing a multi-modally integrated regional transport network to facilitate and encourage intra-regional trade.
MTBS was selected by the Macroeconomic and Financial Management Institute of Eastern and Southern Africa (MEFMI) to provide consultancy services to support the East African Community (EAC) in establishing a regional policy guideline for the development of port projects within the EAC region. The regional ports included in the scope are Mombasa, Lamu (greenfield), Dar Es Salaam, Mtwara, Bujumbura, Kisumu, Rubavu, Rusizi, Juba, Kigoma, Mwanza, Mbamba Bay, Port Bell and Bukasa (greenfield). MTBS will identify port development projects for the short, medium and long-term and will perform an Economic Cost Benefit Analysis to prioritize projects that must be developed in the short-term.