Safe Trade & Transport Corridor Programme

The project aims to improve road safety and transport security along the Trans Kalahari Corridor (TKC) and the Walvis Bay-Ndola-Lubumbashi Development Corridor (WBNLDC), also known as the Trans Caprivi Corridor, thereby enhancing the competitivenes of the trade routes.  This joint intiative between the WBCG and the Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA), also aim to stimulate economic growth, reduce poverty and address wellness issues of the mobile population and the border community along the corridors.

 

 

The performance indicators of this project includes the Road Safety Assessment and Security Assessment which as been conducted along the TKC and WBNLDC and has led to the compilation of a Road Safety Action Plan and a Transport Security Improvement Plan.

 

 

The programme also complements the HIV/AIDS Help Desk and other similar regional efforts in addressing and reducing the impact of the HIV/AIDS pandemic along the Walvis Bay Corridors through the establishment of Wellness Centres along the corridors.  These Wellness Centres provide a free service primarily to truck drivers on HIV/AIDS-related health matters to ultimately fulfil a strategic role of support to the mobile population.  The first Wellness Centre was opened in Walvis Bay 2009 and another in Katima Mulilo in the first quarter of 2011.

 

 

Road Safety Focus Areas:

 

  • Traffic law enforcement
  • Road safety framework and organisations
  • Road user education and awareness
  • Road engineering
  • Vehicles safety and legislation
  • Rescue and emergency services

 

Wellness Focus Areas:

 

  • Mitigation of HIV/AIDS and other STIs
  • Free of charge medical services
  • Primary Health Care
  • Counselling
  • Overall health and wellbeing of the truckers

 

Transport Security Focus Areas:

 

  • Government coordination
  • Human resources security
  • Truck and trailer security
  • Security procedures
  • Secured truck stops
  • Cross-border security
  • Transport of dangerous goods
  • Incident management
  • Safety measures for truck drivers at traffic accidents to protect their truck and cargo
  • Road transport crimes

 

Benefits and Expected Outcomes:

 

  • Safer, more secure trade routes
  • Improved trade facilitation along the Walvis Bay Corridors
  • Elimination of trade and transport barriers along the corridors
  • Less transit time, thus reduced transport costs
  • Improved engineering of Corridor transport infrastructure
  • Improved movement of people and goods along the corridors
  • Harnessing socio-economic development
  • Free access to Wellness Centres for the truck drivers and the mobile population

UPCOMING EVENTS