Flashback Otjiwarongo Dry Port Conference

Date: 14-10-2014

Location: Otjiwarongo / Namibia

Flashback Otjiwarongo Dry Port Conference

On Tuesday 14 October SANEC attended the Otjiwarongo Dry Port Conference in Namibia. Mark Reyneker (SANEC The Hague) traveled on behalf of the Municipality Heusden to present SANEC’s business views and opportunities. Business opportunities in and around the city are matched up to develop Otjiwarongo into a dry port. SANEC currently facilitates between Dutch and Namibian businesses. If you are interested in how you can become part of the (envisaged) Otjiwarongo dry port activities, please contact [email protected]

Otjiwarongo is one of Namibia’s fast-growing towns (currently 70.000 people), it has a neat and peaceful quality environment. It is the district capital of the Otjiwarongo electoral constituency and also the capital of Otjozondjupa. About 90% of the town’s residents speaks and understand Afrikaans, 75% speaks English and 35% German. The town has great connections to Windhoek, Swakopmund and Walvis Bay. Otjiwarongo connects land-locked countries like Botswana, Zimbabwe and Zambia to the fast-growing port of Walvis Bay. Otjiwarongo has a well-developed road network as well as an air strip. Besides this, there are plans to develop an international airport. This shall be a great connector seeing the trans-caprivi highway also passes through Otjiwarongo. There is also a railway line linking other towns such as: Windhoek, Walvis Bay, Tsumeb and Oshikango. On many occasions the Council has budgeted for upgrading roads in the town.

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