Namibia has big ambitions to move 50% of all its cargo on to rail by 2025 latest.
This is according to Johny Smith, chief executive officer of TransNamib, who says that a lot has already been achieved in a very short space of time.
“We see rail projects as the way to advance economic integration in Namibia – a big country with a small population. It is also critical for further regional integration and development.”
Smith said as part of its quest to become a Southern African Development Community gateway to Europe and the Americas, emphasis had been put on road corridor development – and Namibia had proven what could be achieved in a short space of time.
“In just a couple of years we have managed to go from zero base to where we are now, moving more than 600 000 tons of cargo through Namibia as a transit country for Angola, Zambia, Zimbabwe, the DRC and even South Africa.”
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