SSA (Sub-Sahara Africa) countries will enlarge the rail market by a better utilization of the regional corridors for transport. Railways are very effective on longer distances of transport. Developing harmonized regional strategies for creating corridors of transport, addressing the problems of border stations, and developing adequate logistic centers will support the growth of the volumes transported by railways and will sustain the economic development of the region.
The international corridors will be developed based on financial and economic evaluations, balancing the medium- and long-term interests in the region. The program will be focused on addressing the specific needs of the existing transport market.
Institutional arrangements are built for the accomplishment of the major policy and regulatory functions: (i) development of railway sector, (ii) economic regulation, (iii) safety regulation, (iv) technical standards, and (v) accident investigation.