Linking two Oceans by rail

The extension of the railway line from Grootfontein to Katima Mulilo, via Rundu, is a project which must enjoy priority.  An advocate of this railway development is regional councillor for the Kabbe South constituency in Zambesi Region, Johan Likando.

Likando said during a recent debate of the community development fund bill in the National Council that studies have shown such a rail project can be viable.
According to Likando as many as two thousand trucks use the Trans-Caprivi Highway between Walvis Bay and Katima Mulilo daily. Truck traffic is growing and only an expanding railway network can counter the increasing pressure on Namibia’s road network by trucks.
In addition, the railway network can link Walvis Bay with virtually any economic hub in Africa, specifically Southern and East Africa in which Likando described as linking the Atlantic and the Indian Ocean by a rail link. Pictured right: the welcome sign at Grootfontein in Northern Namibia.

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