WINDHOEK, 23 AUG (NAMPA) - The recent industry developments, which include road, rail and sea upgrades, indicate that Namibia's logistics and economic aspirations are well on track, the Walvis Bay Corridor Group (WBCG) has said.
In a media statement issued on Thursday, the Marketing and Communications Manager at the WBCG, Cindy-Lu Hasheela, said several industry projects are at varying stages of progress, which shows the Namibian Government's commitment to developing the sector to better position the country as a viable transport link to the Southern African Development Community.
The brand new container terminal commissioned at the Port of Walvis Bay earlier this month offers increased capacity and enhanced efficiency for cargo throughput. The creation of dry ports for the landlocked countries of Botswana, Zimbabwe, and Zambia in the port further aids Africa's vision of stronger linkages with neighbouring countries, the statement added.
The on-going construction of the road between Walvis Bay and Swakopmund aims to ease the flow of traffic between the coastal towns, which impacts on travel time and improves safety on the route, the statement added.
It further said the road link between Walvis Bay and Botswana is being aided by the current construction being carried out on the Windhoek-Okahandja dual carriage highway, as well as the work on the Western Bypass - Hosea Kutako International Airport road, while five other road projects also offer links to other countries.
According to the Namibia State of Logistics Report for 2018, which was launched earlier this year, the logistics industry has the potential to contribute 4.6% to Namibia's GDP, if properly realised, the statement added.
Source: NAMPA -PT/GH/HP