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REGULATORY ROLE OF SUMATRA

21 October 2015

By. Leo J. Ngowi


SUMATRA

Presentation Outline
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Introduction
Duties of SUMATRA
Sub-sectors regulated by SUMATRA
Regulatory scope
Challenges
Concluding Remarks

Introduction
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The Surface and Marine Transport


Regulatory Authority (SUMATRA) was
established in 2001
The Act came into force in August 2004
through a Government Notice No. 297

Duties of SUMATRA
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Promote effective competition and


economic efficiency
Protect the interest of the consumers
Protect the financial viability of efficient
suppliers
Promote the availability of regulated
services to all consumers
Enhance public knowledge, awareness
and understanding of the regulated
sectors
Protect and preserve the environment

Sub-sectors regulated by SUMATRA


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Ports and Shipping

Sea & Inland Water Ports


Sea and Inland Water Ways Transport

(Maritime Safety and Security)


Railways
Road transport

Regulatory Scope
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Technical and operational standards

Safety and security standards


Environmental protection standards

Provision of transport services regulations


(economic regulation)

Road Transport
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SUMATRA deals with licensing of PSV,

HGV, Motor cycles & Tricycles compliant


to Standards.
License serve as an important regulatory

tool to promote safety and economic fares

Number of Regulations
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The Transport (Road Passenger)


Licensing Regulation , 2007
Passenger Vehicle - Technical Safety and
Quality of Service Standard Rules 2008
The Transport Licensing (Goods Carrying
Vehicles) Regulations, 2012
The Transport Licensing (Motor Cycle and
Tricycle) Regulations, 2010

Relevant Regulation to Environment


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Reg. 6(1)(c) Applicant of a road service


license must submit original Vehicle
Inspection Report from Inspector Traffic
Police.
Rationale.
Ensure safety compliance standard.
Ensure environmental compliance
standards

Relevant Regulation to Environment


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Reg. 8(2) The Authority may issue a


license to an owner in respect of a
passenger vehicle which is NOT more
than 5 years old and which meets
standards as stipulated under Technical
Standards Rules, 2008.
Rationale
Enhance energy efficiency
Reduce harmful emissions
Reduce operating costs

Relevant Regulation to Environment


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Rule 5 (1) (b) The roadworthiness of the


vehicle is in accordance with code of
practice for inspection and Testing of
Used Motor vehicles of TBS. TZS 608:2003
of TBS as amended fro time to time.
Rationale
Ensure road worthiness
Minimize harmful emissions
Increase vehicle performance
Reduce operating cost

Relevant Regulation to Environment


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Rule 7(1) Notwithstanding normal repair,


each licensed vehicle shall undergo
routine services in accordance with
manufacture's instruction manual in a
register garage.
Rationale
Name and place of garage for routine
service,
Details of checked and replaced parts
Job service card
Competent staff mechanics.

Relevant Regulation to Environment


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Reg (17) (2) (n) PSV must have dustbins.


Rationale
Ensure trash's are well kept
Protect environment
Enhance cleanness

Relevant Regulation to Environment


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Motorcycles & Tricycles


Reg. 25. A motor cycle and tricycle which
does not qualify for a Road Service
License in accordance with Technical
Safety Standards prescribed by TBS shall
not be licensed.
Rationale
Restrict two stroke engine motorcycles
that produces harmful emissions
Control air pollutions

USE OF NATURAL GAS IN PUBLIC TRANSPORT


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SUMATRA (jointly with Tanzania


Petroleum Development Corporation
TPDC) intends to carry-out a detailed
study on the feasibility of using natural
gas as an alternative source of fuel in
public transport in Tanzania early January
2016
Rationale:
Ensuring that public transport preserves
environment by reducing air pollution,
preventing climate change and attaining
environmental sustainability

USE OF NATURAL GAS IN PUBLIC TRANSPORT


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exploiting abundant natural gas which is


locally available in Tanzania.
ensuring affordable public transport
emanating from economic efficiency of
natural gas in terms of covering relatively
longer distance per unit volume;

Challenges facing Road Sub- Sector


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High level of accidents in road transport,


High operation costs to operators,
Inadequate rural road transport services,
Operators poor compliance to standards
and regulations,
Poor rural roads condition

Concluding Remarks
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In order for the surface and marine

transport sub sectors to prosper as


envisaged in the National Transport Policy

and other development policies, rules and


regulations, strong commitment and full

participation of all stakeholders is required

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Thank You