DART to establish professional partnerships with NIT

By. Staff Writer.

The Dar Rapid Transit (DART) Agency will enhance and develop partnerships with the National Institute of Transport (NIT) to improve transport services in Dar es Salaam city as the Agency expands its services in main roads of the city in order to reduce public transport chaos and traffic jams.

Speaking during a graduation ceremony on Saturday August 12, 2020 to members of Logistics and Transport Association, the DART Chief Executive Eng. Ronald Lwakatare, said the logistics and transport profession is important to the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project as it may contribute in solving urban transport challenges related to BRT through planning and research.

"At the Agency we appreciate of the contribution of these graduates because they are needed in conducting research to improve logistics and transportation, for example, at the moment our project has challenges in pedestrian crossing areas, so we need such expertise to solve those issues” Said Eng. Lwakatare.

Eng. Lwakatare said that as Dar es Salaam city was experiencing rapid growth, engaging transport professionals was essential for ensuring reliable and affordable public transport.

“Recognizing the importance of the Logistics and Transport Student Association, the Agency will provide them with one computer and a printer that they needed in order to ease their daily operations;, this will also enable the association to carryout surveys as well as studies to improve services in the BRT project and in the public transport sector” Said Engineer Lwakatare.

Speaking on behalf the Guest of Honour, Licensing Manager from Land Transport Regulatory Authority (LATRA), Mr Leo Ngowi,said LARTA recognizes the contribution of logistics and transport professionals in solvingchallenges related to public transport in the country.

Meanwhile, the NIT Rector Prof. Zakaria Mganilwa said his institute would continue providingexperts in the field to cater for domestic and international markets.

At this graduation ceremony, 56 graduates were awarded the certificates in Logistics and Transport .