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Sara Presentation Sadc Transport Meeting

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Southern African Railways Association (SARA) - Papers and Publications. http://www.sararail.org/

Southern African Railways Association (SARA) - Papers and Publications. http://www.sararail.org/

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  • 1. SOUTHERN AFRICAN RAILWAYS ASSOCIATION PRESENTATION SOUTHERN AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT COMMUNITY TRANSPORT MEETING
  • 2. WH0 IS S ARA
  • 3. VISION, MISSION To be the leader in the promotion of trade, movement of goods and passengers, and economic growth in the SADC region and Africa as a whole. To facilitate the creation of an environment whereby the railway industry is a top performer in the transport sector and make rail the mode of choice. VISION MISSION
  • 4. OBJECTIVES
    • To promote the railway industry in the SADC by putting in place strategies for the improvement of the viability of the railway transport business through the provision of a safe, integrated, cost effective and predictable one stop seamless service to all international customers.
    • Advocate for fair and sustainable competition among all providers of surface transport in the region.
    • To exploit interconnectivity and achieve cross border operability.
  • 5. OBJECTIVES
    • To promote regional and continental rail network connectivity where rail links do not exist and strengthen existing interconnections through targeted activities and funding.
    • To promote alliances for the exchange of technical information, strategies, skills development and training, among others.
    • To develop, enhance, and harmonise policies, governance and business processes.
  • 6. OBJECTIVES
    • To establish SARA as a catalyst for regional, continental and global objectives.
    • To promote alliances with other modes of transport where the opportunities exists in order to achieve synergy and provide total logistical solutions
  • 7. CURRENT CHALLENGES
    • Turnaround of the Public Image of Rail
    • The policy environment in line with restructuring of
    • SADC Secretariat and other regional and international
    • organisations
    • Commitment by SARA members (ownership of
    • interventions)
    • Financial resources
    • Safety
    • Customer services
  • 8. CURRENT CHALLENGES
    • Bureaucracy
    • HIV/AIDs
    • Joint planning (Syno approach)
    • Business sustainability
    • Intermodal services
    • Implementation of initiatives
    • Jurisdiction of SARA
    • Gender
  • 9. CURRENT CHALLENGES
    • Bureaucracy
    • HIV/AIDs
    • Joint planning (Syno approach)
    • Business sustainability
    • Intermodal services
    • Implementation of initiatives
    • Jurisdiction of SARA
    • Gender
  • 10. CURRENT CHALLENGES Turnaround of the Public Image of Rail The policy environment in line with restructuring of SADC Secretariat and other regional and international organisations Commitment by SARA members (ownership of interventions) Financial resources Safety Customer services Bureaucracy HIV/AIDs Joint planning (Syno approach) Business sustainability Intermodal services Implementation of initiatives Jurisdiction of SARA Gender
  • 11. CURRENT CHALLENGES Turnaround of the Public Image of Rail The policy environment in line with restructuring of SADC Secretariat and other regional and international organisations Commitment by SARA members (ownership of interventions) Financial resources Safety Customer services Bureaucracy HIV/AIDs Joint planning (Syno approach) Business sustainability Intermodal services Implementation of initiatives Jurisdiction of SARA Gender
  • 12. CURRENT CHALLENGES Government investment in rail infrastructure in line with the Brazzaville Declaration of 2006. Private sector participation. Efficient utilisation of available resources by railways. Increased utilisation of rail by ports to boost rail market share.

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