The South African government has passed a new law for anyone with a car in South Africa to unify the new traffic law in order to preserve human and animal life. SADC member states have agreed to standardize national traffic regulations, regulations and regulations to receive different vehicle drivers When traveling from one state to another within the assembly.
The issue of road networks in SADC member States topped the 31st meeting of the ASANRA Board of Directors, which was recently hosted by the Tanzanian capital, Arusha. The participants discussed a number of issues, foremost of which is the harmonization of regional and national road networks linking Among Member States from the perspective of road safety, efficiency and sustainability to create a transport infrastructure and roads on a global level.
"The differences in levels of economy, personnel, budget allocations and allocations among member states result in a difference in road quality standards and traffic signs, road services," said Tanzanian Roads Agency CEO Patrick Mfogali. "When developing roads, Individually, to take into account SADC standards rather than to construct them without distinction or appropriation. "
Tanzania's Deputy Minister of Works, Transport and Communications, Eng. Atashasta Nediti, said in a speech at the opening of the meeting of the South African National Road Agency Association (ASANRA) that most of the SADC road networks pass through Tanzania, which has become a regional road platform, With a road network with a length of 86,472 kilometers, including the Tanzania-Zambia highway connecting the capitals of the two countries of Dar es Salaam and Lusaka, and passing the ports of Mtwara to Lilongwe in Malawi via Lake Nyasa.
Tanzania also embraces the central corridor between Dar es Salaam and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, part of the Great North Road, which runs from Cape Town in South Africa to the Egyptian capital of Cairo, the ministry said.
The Association of South African National Road Agencies (ASANRA), established in 2001 as a consortium of national road agencies and bodies, aims to harmonize and harmonize traffic systems and cooperation in transport, roads, standards, operation and integration to increase the efficiency of regional road networks, Member States.
According to EU data, land transport is one of the most common and widely used transport models for cargo handling, movement and travel among countries in the region. It accounts for 80-90% of goods and services in SADC countries. Land transport accounts for 20% of intra- And land routes are the only means of reaching the remote areas inhabited by the majority of the population in the Member States.