Final Communique: PIDA Week 2017

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FINAL COMMUNIQUE OF THE THIRD PIDA WEEK HELD FROM 10 TO 14 DECEMBER 2017 IN SWAKOPMUND, NAMIBIA

We, Ministers and delegates to the Third PIDA Week and the organizing and partners institutions (African Union Commission (AUC), NEPAD Agency, the African Development Bank (AfDB), the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), the Government of Namibia, the Southern African Development Community (SADC), the German Cooperation, the European Union (EU), the Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA), Turkey and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)), member states as well as distinguished invitees:

  1. Express our sincere gratitude to the Government of Namibia, its people and SADC for hosting this PIDA Week and for the hospitality accorded to us;
  2. Reaffirm the crucial role of PIDA sectors (transport, energy, ICT and Water) in the achievement of the main goals of the AU Agenda 2063 for continental integration, prosperity and peace;
  3. Affirm our commitment to develop integrated and efficient systems through the application of sound policy and development strategies with a view to enhancing efficiency, sustainability and affordability of transport, energy, ICT and Water services;
  4. Acknowledge the diligent work accomplished during 2017 which was presented in the PIDA Annual Implementation report;
  5. Take note of the detailed status reports on the following projects: the Central Corridor (Dar Es Salam to Chalinze Toll Road), the Kinshasa Brazzaville Rail and Road Bridge, the Ethiopia-Sudan Interconnector, the Zambia Tanzania Kenya Power Interconnector and the Batoka Gorge Hydropower Project and INGA III Hydropower Project;
  6. Encourage the involvement of African and international private sector as well as emerging partners to promote technical and financial contribution to PIDA projects.

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