“10 000 tons of bridge components landed in the port of Walvis Bay


The Nomadic Milde vessel docked at the Port of Walvis Bay over the past weekend with a consignment of 10 720 metric tonnes of components for the completion of the Mohembo Bridge over the Cubango River (Kavango River) in Botswana.

The 1.2 km long bridge which is under construction since November 2016 will connect villages on the east of the river with the rest of the country in Botswana. It will furthermore provide reliable access to services, most importantly health and education among others and also open up the district for future economic activities. The bridge will also make it feasible for expansion of future road network and improve tourism in the area.
Speaking to Mr Rodney Brussel from the Botswana Dry Port, he indicated satisfaction in the service delivery from Namport as the “consignment was delivered without delay”, says Namport’s Executive: Commercial, Mr Immanuel !Hanabeb in a statement.
The bridge components will be transported to Botswana via the Trans-Kalahari corridor and would require 160 truckloads.
[The cargo is currently sitting in the Botswana Dry Port in the port of Walvis Bay]. Namibia availed operational sites to Zambia, Zimbabwe and Botswana as land linked countries to enable them to conduct business via sea to their respective countries.
A dry port is an inland intermodal terminal directly connected by road or rail to a seaport and operating as a centre for the trans-shipment of sea cargo to inland destinations, further explained !Hanabeb.

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