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Cyclists who undertook 1800 kilometres from South Africa through Botswana arrived in Windhoek today in a celebratory mood.

The cyclists' destination will be the coastal town of Walvis Bay, where they will join the 20th celebration of the Trans Kalahari Corridor (TKC) on Monday. 

The Trans Kalahari Corridor Cycling Challenge is one of the activities that were identified to commemorate 20 years since the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding, which established the TKC management committee as a corridor management institute. 

During the welcoming event in the City of Windhoek, 30 cyclists from the three countries narrated the journey that started on the 16th of this month in Rustenburg, South Africa.

The cycling initiative aims to raise awareness of the Trans Kalahari Corridor regionally and internationally and secure member states' commitment to economic progress through a spatial development initiative along the TKC.

The Trans Kalahari Corridor was established to simplify, harmonise, and govern the movement of people and goods.

It will also promote deeper integration, harmonisation of conflicting regulations and policies, enhanced trade and logistics, improved quality service at minimal cost, and the travel systems of the three countries, to name but a few.

The cycling initiative is held under the theme "Transforming the Trans Kalahari Corridor into an Economic Corridor."

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