sadc_logo2.jpgThe Southern African Development Community (SADC) says it plans to replicate Chirundu One Stop Border Post concept to other border crossings as the benefits of reducing traffic, costs and time are needed in order to enhance the competitiveness of SADC goods and services.

In a statement, the SADC Directorate says in order to enhance awareness among its staff on the contributions of infrastructure development to regional integration and economic development, the directorate will undertake study visits of the Chirundu One-Stop Border Post, the Kariba Dam Complex and Power Stations on 1st and 2nd February 2012.

Each of the projects has benefits that go beyond the two countries to the rest of the region through trade facilitation, electricity trade and tourism, flood control and management.

The One-Stop Border concept is one of the frameworks that SADC member states are pursuing to foster regional integration in the area of infrastructure development.