By ICR Newsroom
Namibia-based Ohorongo Cement has extended its partnership with Transnamib to reduce its use of road transport in the moving of bulk materials around the country.
Transnamib has seen the construction of a multi-faceted private siding with two independent sections designed for in- and outbound shipments at Ohorongo Cement’s plant near Otavi.
Ohorongo Cement and Transnamib entered into a public-private partnership with the establishment of their Ondangwa depot, in which Ohorongo invested NAD4m (US$260,162) for the infrastructure for the distribution of various types of cement in the Northern area, according to the cement producer’s Customer Relations and Public Affairs Manager, Frankleen Alberts.
The partnership includes the lease of land by Transnamib to Ohorongo Cement at the Ondangwa railway station as part of the Northern Railway Extension project, which extends from Tsumeb to Oshikango. In terms of shipments, it comprises the coal transportation from Walvisbay port to Otavi as well as palletised cement for the central, southern and northern regions.