SADC launches infrastructure master plan
Friday, 10 August 2012 15:54
The SADC Regional Infrastructure Development Master Plan (RIDMP) has been scheduled for launch at the 32nd summit of SADC Heads of State and Government in Maputo, Mozambique, taking place from 2-18 August
The SADC Infrastructure Vision 2027 was conceived at the 2007 summit in Lusaka, Zambia, with the objective of establishing a strategic framework to guide the development of seamless and cost-effective transboundary infrastructure.
The vision is anchored on six pillars consisting of energy, transport, ICT, meteorology, transboundary, water resources and tourism. The pillars are established on a solid foundation of harmonised policies and regulations.
The three phases of implementation will be short-term from 2013-2017, medium-term from 2017-2022 and long-term from 2022-2027.
Examples of projects that will be prioritised include the Zambia, Tanzania and Kenya regional interconnector project and the ZIZABONA interconnector project between Zimbabwe, Zambia, Botswana and Namibia.