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Macro-Economic Impact of Transport and the Development of Interventions to Mainstream the Economically Marginalised.
The Department of Transport (DoT) is mandated to maximise the contribution the transport sector makes to the economic and social goals of the country, by providing fully integrated transport operations and infrastructure. To gain a comprehensive perspective of the interrelationship between the transport sector and the economy, the DoT embarked on a study to unpack and quantify the combined impact of the transport sector (including road, rail, aviation and maritime transport) on the national economy.
The goal of the study was to outline the strategic policy direction and interventions aimed at maximising the transport sector’s impact in achieving a higher economic growth path for the country. In particular, the proposed interventions needed to ensure that improvements are made with respect to achieving national development goals such as rural development and the mainstreaming of the historically marginalised.
The final draft report of this study will be presented to the transport fraternity on the 20th March 2013. Invitees can download a copy of this report here.