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- Type: Action plan
- Status: Planning phase
The Rationale for the Project:
The objective of the government’s medium term transport sector policy is to promote efficient and effective transport services as a means of supporting increased agricultural and industrial production, trade, tourism, social and administrative services. It also aims at enhancing national and regional integration in order to open up and access the entire country, facilitate transit traffic, and promote cross-border trade. To underpin this general policy there are supplementary sub-sector policy objectives which are:
1. Replacing current taxi PSVs with new, high capacity and environmentally friendly PSVs
By 2020, at least 50% of the public transport network should be operated by high capacity buses using environmentally friendly engines.
2. Policy – franchising of bus routes in GKMA by public tenders
All bus routes in the GKMA will be organized into financially balanced groups of routes, and these groups will be tendered for operation by the private sector.
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The Bus Rapid Transit project is in line with the objective of NDP II which is to develop adequate, reliable and efficient multi modal transport network in the country. The BRT is also listed as a flagship project in the National Transport Master Plan which was approved by cabinet (the top policy organ of the country).