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 24 Jun 2020

WINDHOEK, June 24 (Xinhua) -- Namibia continues to be recognized for having the best road infrastructure in Africa, the country's Roads Authority (RA) announced on Wednesday.

The recognition is according to the World Economic Forum's (WEF) Quality of Road Infrastructure Report for 2019, the RA said in a statement.

Namibia's score has gone up to 5.3 from the previous score of 5.1 in 2018, putting Namibia in the same category as countries including Germany and Sweden.

"The improvement in points and ranking can be attributed to a number of factors, such as the continued maintenance of our existing roads, completion of new roads and the currently ongoing construction of major capital projects such as the Windhoek-Okahandja road, Windhoek-Hosea Kutako Airport road, Swakop-Henties Bay road project and Swakop-Walvis Bay road, among others," RA CEO Conrad Lutombi said.

Namibia's overall global ranking has also moved up to number 21, a major move from the 28th spot the country occupied in 2018, Lutombi added.

"With the continued support of financial resources from our government and other funders, it is our wish to emulate top-performing countries such as Singapore that have remained at the top of the ranks since 2018", Lutombi concluded.

Meanwhile, this is the fourth consecutive year that Namibia maintains top position in the rankings of good quality road infrastructure in Africa, outperforming competitors such as South Africa and Rwanda, he said.


SOURCE: Big News Network