Minister of Finance Calle Schlettwein on Monday said Namibia has programmed a total of 1.2 billion Namibian dollars (around 84 million U.S. dollars) for road maintenance in the 2018/19 financial year.

Schlettwein said that at the official opening of the 17th Africa Road Maintenance Funds Association Annual General Assembly and Annual General Meeting under way in Namibia’s coastal town of Swakopmund.


This amount roughly translates to a maintenance expenditure of 76,000 Namibian dollars per kilometer of bitumen road and 11,000 Namibian dollars per kilometer of gravel road, he said.

“We have invested heavily in improving the various transports corridors including Trans Zambezi, Tran Kunene and Trans Kalahari road corridors as well as the expansion and deepening of the Port of Walvis Bay,” he said.

He added that the projects will greatly improve traffic mobility, improve road safety and free mobility. Enditem


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