Guest Contributor | Jul 25, 2017 | 0
Trans Kalahari Corridor has potential to unlock commerce and trade opportunities
The Trans Kalahari Corridor has the potential to unlock great commerce and trade opportunities for the country according to session goers who attended an event held in Botswana.
The Trans Kalahari Corridor Secretariat (TKCS) joined the University of Botswana to host an information session in Gaborone, Botswana last month.
“This session allowed us to engage academia on current movements and happenings in Walvis Bay and on the Trans Kalahari Corridor”, said TKCS’ Marketing and Business Development Specialist, Zunaid Pochee.
Pochee explained that the underlying theme of the session was brought to light through presentations by key role players within the industry explaining how their operations link into the Botswana Dry Port and how it creates an alternative trade route for the country.
“With the inclusion of the Academic Sector in the audience, Faculties such as Logistics and Supply Chain Management and Sales and Marketing were present and could understand what it is that we are doing in terms of regional integration and to promote the seamless movement of cargo and persons across our borders,” he added.
With over one hundred session goers, the event revealed that the Trans Kalahari Corridor has the potential to unlock great commerce and trade opportunities for the country. “With a fresh perspective from a new audience on aspects such as tourism, transport, wellness and standards, the occasion proved successful,” he added.
The Trans Kalahari Corridor is tripartite trans-boundary Corridor Management Institution which was established with a political and economic vision to pursue or contribute towards deeper regional integration programmes of SADC, SACU and indeed NEPAD.
This is to be achieved by linking the port of Walvis Bay on the west coast to the port of Maputo on the east coast of Africa -Coast to Coast (C2C). The TKC connects highways of Namibia commencing at the Port of Walvis Bay through Kanye and Lobatse in Botswana to South Africa mainly to the industrial heartland of the greater Gauteng.