Gala Dinner- Walvis Bay Corridor Group

namib times 1-09-15


On Thursday evening, 27 August, the coastal community and invited guests from across the country witnessed a very important milestone in the history of the Walvis Bay Corridor Group – their 15th annual celebrations took place at the Hotel and Entertainment Centre in Swakopmund, where President Hage Geingob was the Guest of Honour.

During the gala dinner, the Chairman of the Walvis Bay Corridor Group, Mr Bisey Uirab said since its establishment, the Walvis Bay Corridor Group’s agenda had always been driven to support the country’s national imperative of promoting Namibia’s trade with that of the neighbouring SADC countries.

“The time is ripe to transform our Transport Corridors into economic development corridors in line with our Nation’s Growth at Home Strategy so that they could ultimately become a network of supply and distribution channels linked to our key strategic port – the Port of Walvis Bay.”

According to Uirab, the port is ideally located to accelerate growth in Namibia and the SADC as a whole, by providing a gateway to the region through the Namibia Logistics Hub.

He says we are a country of just over 2 million people and the development of the Nation’s infrastructure of new port facilities, new airports, road and rail infrastructure will undoubtedly give the nation that competitive edge to realise the dream of becoming a logistics hub for the 300 million inhabitants of the SADC.


During the celebration, the President introduced his advisors and the ministers who accompanied him on the tour to Erongo.

Among his advisors pre-sent, were Dr Rudy van Vuuren, the President’s doctor, Penny Akwenye, the policy advisor to the President and John Steytler, the economic advisor to the President.


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