• Namibia
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Financial Institutions
  • African Development Bank (AFDB)
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Project Status
Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
Dec 13, 2017
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Government of Namibia
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  • Transport
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Investment Amount (USD)
Not Disclosed
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ AFDB website

Updated in EWS Dec 10, 2019

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Project Description

The overall objective of the intervention shall be to contribute to reduction of poverty and inequality, and boost economic growth through addressing bottlenecks in the transport infrastructure. The specific objective is to promote linkages of the ports (Walvis Bay sea port, in particular) to the hinterland and to the neighbouring countries; to support the Namibia's Vision 2030 of becoming a regional logistics hub.

The project is proposed as the Namibia Transport Infrastructure Improvement Project (Phase I) that shall include two main interventions

  1. Upgrade of the Walvis Bay - Tsumeb Railway Line and;
  2. Upgrade of the Windhoek to Hosea Kutako International Airport Road Phase 2
Investment Description
  • African Development Bank (AFDB)

Total cost: 288315360
Currency: UAC

Source(s) of financing
AfDB: 103866427.8
Government: 184466775.7

Contact Information

Task Manager: MALINGA Richard, RDGS4



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