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Brief on Northern Corridor Integration Projects

Wednesday, 8th October 2014

Background

The Northern Corridor is the transport corridor linking the landlocked countries of Uganda, Rwanda, South Sudan and Burundi to Kenya's Maritime Port of Mombasa. The transport corridor also serves Democratic Republic of Congo and Northern Tanzania. The Northern Corridor Integration Projects initiative is designed to generate sustainable political will necessary to fast track the implementation of the projects identified.

The 1st Summit was held in Kampala in June 2013 and the Heads of State agreed to meet every two months to review progress made. These meetings are hosted by Partner States on rotational basis.

Uganda will be hosting the 7th Summit on 8th October 2014 in Munyonyo Commonwealth Resort.
There are 14 projects being coordinated under the Northern Corridor Integration Projects (NCIP) namely;

  1. Standard Gauge Railway
  2. ICT Infrastructure
  3. Oil Refinery Development
  4. Fast Tracking Political Federation
  5. Power Generation, Transmission and Interconnectivity:
  6. Crude Oil pipeline Development
  7. Refined Petroleum Products Pipeline Development
  8. Commodities Exchange
  9. Human Resource Capacity Building
  10. Issuance of East Africa Tourist Visa/Use of National Identity/Voter/Student Cards as travel documents
  11. Single Customs Territory
  12. Defence Cooperation
  13. Peace and Security Cooperation
  14. Air Space Management

Financing of these projects is jointly coordinated by Ministers of Finance of the Partner States.
At the end of every summit, the Heads of State of the Northern Corridor Integration Projects, issue a communiqué.

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs

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