Improved Dar port attracting African landlocked countries, reportBy XINHUA | Tuesday, May 22 2012 at 15:59
Improved services at Dar es Salaam port have attracted more African landlocked countries to use the facility, said a report reaching Xinhua on Monday.
In its March Monthly Economic Review, the Bank of Tanzania (BoT) , the country's central bank, said that the Zimbabwe government, which largely depends on South Africa and Mozambican ports, has now started using Dar es Salaam port for its imports and exports.
Zambia, Malawi and Democratic Republic of Congo, Mozambique, Rwanda, Burundi and Uganda partly depend on this route as well, apart from using Mombasa, the busiest port in East African region.
"Good performance in transportation receipts was mainly on account of the increase in volume of transit goods due to improved port efficiency and road infrastructure to the neighbouring countries," said the report.
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