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Namibia is working with its neighbours to provide a new gateway for modern trade and low-carbon industrial opportunities, placing Namibia and the region as frontrunners in the global green hydrogen economy.

Namibia plans to manufacture a dual-fuel green hydrogen train connecting 1,100 kilometres of rail to service 300 million Africans, not just the three million at home.

The Green Hydrogen Commissioner, James Mnyupe, who was speaking at Walvis Bay, says the rail connection will need a coordinated, integrated strategic business plan from Trans-Namib and Namport.

This ambitious industrialization agenda, he says, requires the mobilisation of resources to fund public infrastructure enablers and the engagement of private companies to take advantage of investable opportunities.

He further says that the realisation of the agenda will require the delivery of a handful of priority pieces of infrastructure to enhance access to neighbouring markets and beyond.

He added that a shortlist of prioritised target industries has been identified that can spearhead the attraction of modern, value-adding, employment-generating industries.

He further added that green industrialization can establish a new growth trajectory by addressing Namibia's current structural challenges; it will deliver high-skill jobs, increase productivity, create new markets, attract FDI, and position Namibia as a climate leader.

Mnuype says international cell producers are invited to set up locally while incubating local firms for module assembly.

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