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.

Walvis Bay-Usakos railway gets funding

The government has invested N$2 billion towards the rehabilitation of the rail between Walvis Bay and Usakos.

This was revealed by the Executive Director of the Ministry of Works and Transport, Esther Kaapanda, during her visit to the railway tracks in Erongo Region.

There has been a public outcry over the dilapidated rail infrastructure across the country.

Kaapanda said the upgrading of the railway currently underway is done to reduce derailments as well as upgrade the rail network to SADC standards.

Works and Transport Ministry launches digital information system

The Ministry of Works and Transport has launched a digital information system to improve the monitoring of cross-border truck movement and conduct health checks.

The system was launched on behalf of the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA), the East African Community (EAC), and the Southern African Development Community (SADC).

TransNamib hard at work preparing and equipping itself to move more freight volumes

To lessen the burden on road transportation to international markets, TransNamib says it is hard at work to prepare and equip itself to be able to move more of the freight volumes on the railway. 

This was confirmed by TransNamib Chief Executive Officer, Johny Smith, following an assessment visit with the Minister of Works and Transport, John Mutorwa, on the railway infrastructure between Kalkfeld and Omaruru that forms part of the Walvis Bay and Northern Namibia linkage.