Construction of Walvis Bay Dry Port in Namibia to resume soon

13 October 2014

Road Motor Service, a subsidiary of National Railway of Zimbabwe, has begun preparation work at the Walvis Bay Dry Port in Namibia and says construction will resume soon.
Construction was expected to begin in November 2013 after the Common Markets of Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) promised to present USD $ $1.4m for the project. This was not forthcoming.

MD of Road Motor Services, Cosmos Mutakaya, noted that preparatory work was underway and construction will soon resume. The first phase of the project will include civil works and phase two will involve building administration blocks.

The government of Zimbabwe had been granted 19,000-m2 of land by the government of Namibia in 2009 to construct its own dry port which would help boost trade.

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