02 April 2013

Tanzania/Kenya: Holili/Taveta will soon be One-Stop Border Posts (OSBP)

update (09 April 2013): According to a TradeMark of East Africa (TMEA) official, One-Stop Border Post (OSBP) are being introduced at approximately 13 border crossings in East Africa. The introduction of the OSBP at the Holili/Taveta border post will be finally completed on the Tanzanian side in June 2013 and on the Kenyan side in October 2013.

Great news for travellers on their way from Arusha or Moshi to Kenya or from the Tsavo West National Park area to Tanzania: the border post of Holili/Taveta between the two East African countries will soon be One-Stop Border Posts (OSBP). The Tanzanian side of border post (Holili) is about to start implementing the more cost and time effective cross-border movement handling in May 2013, while the construction work on the Kenyan side (Taveta) experiecend certain delays, so that it will get implemented a bit later in 2013.

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By introducing the One-Stop Border Post (OSBP) vehicles, goods and persons only need to make a single stop only to exit one country and enter another.
The project, which is expected to cost $4.5 million on the Tanzanian side and $5.5 million on the Kenyan side, is financed by different donors who channel funds through the organisation TradeMark of East Africa (TMEA).

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