African Trade Fund (AfTRA ) of the African Development Bank funding for improving the Trade facilitation activities in Eastern Africa.
A word from the Executive Director of PACCI
- Mr. Kebour Ghenna
I am pleased to inform you that the African Trade Fund (AfTRA) of the African Development Bank funding for improving the Trade facilitation activities in Eastern Africa, focusing on the Ethio-Djibouti corridor has been approved for the next steps and implementation.
After the presentation made to the Technical committee of the AfTRA and incorporating comments and guidance from the committee as well as the AfTRA secretariat the project is now ready for implementation with PACCI and IGAD.
The next immediate step will be to organize a project launch with PACCI and IGAD focal persons where AfDB relevant staff will make presentations on the implementation procedures, follow up as well as monitoring procedures including the working relationship between the steering committee members.
The launching dates and venue will be announced shortly.
I would also like to thank the African Development Bank Group, notably Dr. Tilahun Temesgen from the Eastern Africa Regional Centre (RDGE), for its superb inputs and contributions to this proposal. We will look forward to working with RDGE in implementing this important project and the potentially high-impact components. With Regards,