Namibia’s transport minister Alpheus Naruseb officiated at the ground breaking ceremony at the Hosea Kutako International Airport.


Naruseb said phase one of the road that links the City of Windhoek and the Hosea Kutako International Airport will cost about 780 million Namibian dollars (52 million U.S. dollars)

He said the construction work that includes changing the road into a dual carriageway will start Jan. 2016 and is expected to take 36 months to complete.

The project will create more than 300 jobs and involves five Namibian small to medium enterprises that will do about 7.5 percent of the project.

Ten new bridges and three interchanges will be constructed on the 8 kilometer stretch; the second phase will cover 34 kilometers from the outskirts of Windhoek to the Hosea Kutako International Airport.

Naruseb also said more Namibian companies will be contracted to supply construction material as well as provide transport.

China Railway Seventh Group is a subsidiary of the government owned China Railway Engineering Corporation.

“I can firmly confirm that development is indeed taking place in all corners of our country,”Naruseb said in his speech. Enditem

Source: Xinhua


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