TRANSPORT AND COMMUNICATION

Limitations facing transport and communication in Africa

Limitations facing transport and communication in Africa

Some countries are landlocked and have no direct link to sea/ocean transport and international movement may be affected by political differences with countries they pass through. Other countries face Limitations of topography with rugged relief e.g. mountains with steep slopes which affect road, railway transport .construction of transport lines is expensive. Navigable rivers in Africa …

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Role of transport and communication in the economic development of Africa

Role of transport and communication in the economic development of Africa

Promotes industrial development. Means of transport influence the location of a given industry as they influence raw material availability, labour mobility and market accessibility for finished goods. Accessible areas are likely to attract more industrial establishments. Promotes local and international trade. Expanded transport and communication in Africa has opened new trade areas and markets and …

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8 DISADVANTAGES OF RAILWAY TRANSPORT

8 DISADVANTAGES OF RAILWAY TRANSPORT

Railway transport is a means of conveyance of passengers and goods, by way of wheeled vehicles running on rails. It is also commonly referred to as train transport. DISADVANTAGES OF RAILWAY TRANSPORT Huge Capital Outlay The railway requires is a large investment of capital. The cost of construction, maintenance, and overhead expenses are very high …

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8 MEASURES TO ADDRESS PROBLEMS FACING THE TRANSPORT INDUSTRY IN TANZANIA

8 MEASURES TO ADDRESS PROBLEMS FACING THE TRANSPORT INDUSTRY IN TANZANIA

Measures taken to address the problems of the transport industry in Tanzania include the following:  Formulation of policies and laws that promote the development of the transport industry. Punishment to government officials involved in corruption scandals pertaining to embezzlement of funds allocated for the construction of transport The East African countries should build railway lines …

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Advantages of containerization

Advantages of containerization

Containerization sends cargo in a special metallic box of standard sizes as containers. Shipping lines generally own containers. Refrigerated containers are also available It is mostly used in road and sea transport when exporting goods to other countries. It can also be used when grouping goods of various kinds for transportation. The following are advantages …

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