COMESA has recognized infrastructure development as a priority and strategic focus area that requires special attention. The Strategic Objective to be pursued is, therefore, to effectively address constraints related to the improvement of infrastructure and services in the region in order to reduce the cost of doing business and also and to enhance competitiveness, through fostering physical regional connectivity and deepening infrastructure integration.
A holistic and corridor based approach to infrastructure development has been adopted s based on three key pillars i.e. policy and regulatory harmonization, development of priority regional physical infrastructure covering transport, information communications technologies (ICT) and energy. The transport sector covers civil aviation, surface transport (covering road and rail) and water transport covering maritime and inland water transport subsectors The ICT comprises telecommunications, broadcasting and postal services subsectors, whilst Energy covers electricity, fossil fuels and renewable energy subsectors.