Zambia tackles challenges of being landlocked

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Meeting of Landlocked Developing Countries. UN Photo/Amanda Voisard

Landlocked developing countries or LLDCs face challenges because they don't have ports that are vital for exporting goods.

One of these countries is Zambia, in Southern Africa, which has eight neighbours to the north, south, east and west.

The country's Minister of Transport, Works, Supply and Communications, Yamfwa Mukanga, was in New York recently to address the Preparatory Committee for the second UN Conference on Landlocked Developing Countries (LLDCs).

The conference is set to take place in Vienna, Austria, from 3 to 5 November 2014 to discuss how to help landlocked developing countries overcome the challenges they face.

Derrick Mbatha discussed these challenges with Minister Mukanga whose country chairs the 32-member group of LLDCs.

Duration: 4'57"

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