Swakopmund, Walvis Bay road immnent

THE upgrading of the 46km salt-gravel road between Walvis Bay and Swakopmund to a freeway standards is set be completed by the end of January 2020, Roads Authority (RA) CEO Conrad Lutombi has confirmed. The project that commenced in 2016 and is part of President Hage Geingob’s Harambee Prosperity Plan (HPP) also looks to contribute to Fifth National Development Plan (NDP5) and desired outcome 6 of developing Namibia into the logistics hub for the SADC region. Lutombi noted that the freeway will not only improve road safety and promote economic development but has already created employment for 388 workers with 9% of them female.