Staff Reporter – The Zimbabwe Daily
Walvis Bay, Namibia – Namibia’s US$5.4 billion transport logistical hub in Walvis Bay is set to be the largest in the region.
To date, the Namibian government together with the China Harbour Engineering Company have managed to expand the Walvis Bay container terminal becoming the biggest infrastructure project completed by Namibia since it attained its independence.
“The Walvis Bay new container terminal has contributed to an increased handling capacity at the ports and these developments together with the construction of the ongoing road such as the Swakopmund-Walvis Bay dual carriageway are among the developments directly leading to Namibia becoming a logistical hub for SADC and beyond.
On the infrastructure front, major developments have been recorded in the transport and logistics sector as characterized by the roads network connection of more than 47 000 km, providing access to the various parts of the country,” said Obeth Kandjoze, Director General of the National Planning Commission.
Once fully completed, the Walvis Bay transport logistical hub is expected to aid in stimulating the country’s General Domestic Product and also increase logistical relations between SADC and the rest of the continent.