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					PRESENTATION AT THE BOTSWANA BUSINESS
              BREAKFAST

                26 February, 2010

         Organised by the Botswana High
         Commission to South Africa.

      By Evies Tlhatlogang-Joina, Principal
                Transport Planner

    Ministry of Transport & Communications
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    THE ORGANISATION OF THE PRESENTATION


   Objective of the Presentation.
   Strategic focus of the Hub

   Strategies of the Hub
   Programmes and projects of the Hub
   Opportunities for Private Sector participation.
   Why invest in the Transport Sector In Botswana


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        OBJECTIVES OF THE PRESENTATION




   To inform the Private Sector in the SADC region
    especially RSA about the Transport Hub Initiative
    being implemented by Botswana.

   The opportunities available for private sector
    investment and participation in this initiative.


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         STRATEGIC FOCUS OF THE HUB
                           VISION
  “Contribute to sustainable economic growth in Botswana
        through facilitating world class Transport links”
                          MISSION
“To create an enabling environment that encourages transport
   service providers and their customers to flourish through
         investment, entrepreneurship and efficiency”




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           TRANPORT HUB BACKGROUND

Various studies conducted recently indicated that
 Botswana has the potential to become a viable
 transport and logistics hub.

In order to realise this potential, the Government
 decided to establish the Transport Hub office.

The Hub office became operational in April 2008.


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                      STRATEGIES
 Create an ‘enabling environment’ through constant interaction
  between the Private and Private sectors.

 Develop and collate an understanding of the needs and
  requirements of the transport/logistics industry.

 Participate in all forms of interaction with potential investors,
  operators and other key stakeholders within the industry.

 Drive and co-ordinate the various projects that have already
  been identified by the Ministry/Government and develop new
  initiatives and projects.
 Actively promote the efforts being made by the Transport Hub
  and market the opportunities for investment that are being
  created as part of the Hub initiative.


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PROGRAMMES/PROJECTS BEING UNDERTAKEN BY THE HUB

    Development of a Dry Port at Walvis Bay – on-going at feasibility
     study stage.


    Construction of Kazungula Bridge- Design work has commenced,
     Construction and related facilities expected to commence in early
     2011.


    Liberalisation   of Aviation Sector- Operation of scheduled air
     transport services and operation of domestic and regional air
     services is being liberalised except for Johannesburg – Gaborone
     and Johannesburg – Maun.

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         PROGRAMMES/PROJECTS CONTINUED



 Trans Kalahari Railway- Project at pre-feasibility study due
  to be completed May, 2010.




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        PROGRAMMES/PROJECTS CONTINUED



 Liberalisation of Air Transport Sector-
     -Operation of scheduled air transport services.

     -More operators to licensed during the second quarter.

     -Intercontinental airlines have been invited to operate
       air services to/from Botswana.




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          PROGRAMMES/PROJECTS CONTINUED

 Development of a Multi-Modal Air Cargo Services hub-

     -The project will be implemented in three (3) phases.

     -Work on phase I is ongoing.

     -These facilities are expected to be operational by
      December,2010




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      PROGRAMMES/PROJECTS CONTINUED



Proposed Heavy Haul Railway Line Between
 Botswana and Mozambique-
     -Consultations on this project are on-going
     between     the two countries.

     -This project will open an alternative gateway to
     the sea.




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TRANSPORT HUB- OPPORTUNITIES FOR PRIVATE SECTOR
                 PARTICIPATION



 The Hub will create immense opportunities for private
  sector participation and investment.
 Most of the projects initiated by the Hub are expected to
  be private sector driven.
 The role of the Hub will be mainly to initiate transport
  projects/programmes that are strategic in nature and
  create an enabling environment for private investment
  and facilitate seamless private operations
 The Hub will continuously engage all stakeholders their
  views are duly taken into account.

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TRANSPORT HUB – OPPORTUNTIES FOR PRIVATE
SECTOR PARTICIPATION
 Indirect opportunities for investment in other key sectors
  such as tourism, trade, and agriculture which are
  expected to benefit from the Hub activities.

 Participation in the development, operation and
  maintenance of the of most of the above mentioned
  projects.




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       WHY INVEST IN THE TRANSPORT SECTOR IN
                      BOTSWANA

 Traffic volumes of road/rail/air are rapidly increasing.


 The quantity, quality and connectivity of the transport
  infrastructure is being substantially enhanced.

 The transport sector policy and regulatory issues are being
  reviewed to facilitate seamless movement of people and
  goods.




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WHY INVEST IN THE TRANSPORT SECTOR IN
BOTSWANA
 The strategic location of Botswana provides economic
  and efficient consolidation, distribution and transiting of
  goods and passengers within the region and beyond.

 Botswana provides for a stable and secure environment
  for transport operators.

				
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