Ministry of Works tests energy cost-saving measures


The Ministry of Works and Transport has started a pilot project to implement solar energy carports, aimed at reducing energy costs and promoting sustainability. 

The project is expected to save the ministry a substantial amount of money on electricity expenses and serve as a model for future energy-efficient endeavours across various government ministries.

The solar energy carport project, which cost the Ministry more than half a million dollars, involves the installation of 32 solar panels on carports to harness the Namibian sunshine. 

MIT and MWT caution public against fraudulent bid invitation


The Ministry of Industrialization and Trade (MIT) and the Ministry of Works and Transport (MWT) have cautioned the public and potential investors against a fraudulent bid invitation circulating on social media platforms.

In a joint statement recently, the ministries said the fraudulent bid invitation purportedly invites potential investors and international bidders to apply for extensive developmental projects, such as the construction of thousands of houses as well as shopping malls in Oranjemund and Lüderitz, respectively.

Major projects under the ministry of works and transport discussed


The Minister of Works and Transport had an extensive briefing on Wednesday with his senior staff and CEOs of parastatals that fall under his ministry.

After welcoming the staff for the new year, John Mutorwa had to answer a number of questions posed by the media. 

These include, among others, a N$2.6 billion loan to TransNamib for the upgrading of the railway network, the state of the country's airports, and the registration of new engineers.

Regional road networks to be upgraded


The government has prioritised upgrading the Okahandja-Hochfeld-Otjozondu-Okondjatu roads to tar as part of the Roads Authority's Integrated Business Plan.

Some of the roads earmarked for upgrading are Omaheke and the Du Plessis-Epukiro road to link to Eiseb Block.

Talismanus Road is also up for upgrading to tar to join Otjombinde-Eiseb Block to Gam Settlement, which will link with Tsumkwe-Grootfontein MR74 Road.

At Tsumkwe, the envisioned gravel road of Sikerete will be linked to Khaudum-Ndiyona to join the Trans-Zambezi Highway. 

Namibia to join the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport


Namibia is the latest country to join the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT).

The international body represents individuals and organizations involved in supply chain management, logistics, and transportation in more than 30 countries.

At the launch of the Namibian Chapter, the Deputy Executive Director of the Ministry of Works and Transport, Joyce Mukubi, said the country is set on becoming an international logistics hub for SADC by 2025.

Namibian government is finalizes its internship framework program


The Namibian government is finalizing its internship framework program to offer more opportunities to graduates from universities, colleges, and vocational training institutions.

This was said by the Minister of Works and Transport, John Mutorwa, at the awarding of certificates to graduates of the Namibia Council for Architects and Quantity Surveyors.

Mutorwa encouraged the architects to ensure that every building they work on serves a purpose.

Construction of Windhoek and Hosea Kutako International Airport road commenced


The construction of a 21-kilometer freeway road between Windhoek and the Hosea Kutako International Airport has commenced and notable progress has been made at the Dordabis interchange.

The project now in its third phase is funded by the Chinese government to the tune of over N$1 billion. 

The construction includes a dual carriage freeway, three interchanges, two bridges, and drainage structures.

Namibia needs to upgrade transport infrastructure to attract investors - Mutorwa


The Minister of Works and Transport says Namibia needs to upgrade its transport infrastructure to attract more investors as well as to be competitive globally.

John Mutorwa emphasized this at the inauguration of the B2 truck port service station at Arandis.

Mutorwa says the Erongo Region contributes immensely to the country's economy because of its large port in Walvis Bay, significant uranium mines, gold, marble, and lithium deposits, tourism, and the fishing sectors.