Acquisition and Customisation of Corridor Performance Monitoring System (CPMS) for the Dar es Salaam Corridor Committee (DCC)
Tanzania National Roads Agency (TANROADS)
Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi & DRC
The Dar es Salaam Corridor is a multi-modal transport route running from the port in Dar es Salaam through to landlocked Malawi, Zambia and southern DRC, covering a total distance of five thousand four hundred kilometres. Inland water way also forms part of the corridor.
The Dar es Salaam Corridor Committee (DCC) is a forum for regional cooperation on cross boarder transport policy formulation, regulation and operation. The Committee was established by constitution in the year 2003, under auspices of the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC), and it is composed of public and private institutions from member countries. The DCC is domiciled in Tanzania, through a Secretariat established to support the implementation of interventions and measures agreed by the DCC members. The DCC exists to facilitate and promote trade in and among member states using the corridor through facilitation of reduction of total transit time on the corridor and reduction of total transport cost for corridor traffic.
The DCC, through World Bank support, allocated funds for the development of a Corridor Performance Monitoring System (CPMS) which will allow the DCC to fulfil its responsibilities and accurately monitor the corridor performance. The system will capture data from different stakeholders and will provide Corridor Performance Benchmarking that measures Key Performance Indicators (KPIs).
The CPMS will provide DCC with high quality data and reports detailing the activities along the route. Through the data and reports produced by the CPMS, the DCC aims to pin point where improvements and interventions can be made along the corridor in order to improve its efficiency. The data generated by the CPMS will provide DCC with evidence to support their suggestions /recommendations for future projects to be actioned along the corridor which will ultimately improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the corridor and subsequently increase trade and travel along the road network and surrounding areas, resulting in large scale economic growth and improved connectivity in the regions.
ITT were contracted to develop and launch a Corridor Performance Monitoring System (CPMS) for the Dar es Salaam Corridor Committee (DCC) and the specific activities for this project included:
- Review of the existing corridor management practices
- Engagement with stakeholders to agree levels of participation and data contribution
- Design, develop, and launch the CPMS
- Provide training and engage in capacity building activities for the DCC