Pretoria Tuesday 27th June ,2017
Zambia says the high impact multi commodity and multi customer facility launched at Musina boarder post in South Africa will spur economic growth among countries in the SADC region
Zambia’s Deputy High Commissioner to South Africa Philomena Kachesa says the operationalisation of the Musina Intermodal Terminal (MIT) will ease the logistical problems that transporters used to face at the boader.
Speaking on the sidelines of the launch of the MIT facility in Limpompo province, South Africa, Ms. Kachesa said the facility would be a logistics catalyst for regional trade as well as lower the costs of imports and exports.
She said Zambia would benefit from the facility as it would address the problems of transport logistics among the traders as there would be no unnecessary delays at the boarder
Ms Kachesa said the facility would also help address the objective of development integration among SADC countries
And Speaking when he launched the MIT, South Africa’s Minister of Trade and Industry Dr. Rob Davies said the facility was a precursor to joint governments special economic zones in the region
He said the facility was expected to improve the efficiency of transport logistics offerings as the region was moving its focus from road to rail transport.
The launch was attended by several Ambassadors, High Commissioners and other governments representatives from the SADC region
Mrs Naomi Nyawali
First Secretary press and public relation