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Title:Transport bottlenecks in Tanzania: causes, consequences and future policy options
Author:Mwase, NgilaISNI
Periodical:The African Review: A Journal of African Politics, Development and International Affairs
Notes:biblio. refs., ills.
Geographic terms:Tanzania
East Africa
Subjects:transport policy
Transport infrastructure
Modes of transport
economic development
government policy
Abstract:The vastness and climatic diversity of Tanzania has influenced the location of economic activities and transport provision. This paper examines the causes and consequences of transport bottlenecks in Tanzania and presents future policy options. It discusses rail transport, road transport, the road haulage industry, the shortage of vehicles and spare parts, and maritime and air transport. It concludes that in economies such as the Tanzanian, which suffer from serious resource constraints, cost-effectiveness in the provision and use of transport facilities should be adhered to. Maximum use should be made of existing railways and shipping services to take pressure off the overburdened and comparatively much more expensive road transport system. Given the failure of State-owned transport firms, private transporters, either individually or in cooperatives, should be encouraged. Bibliogr.