Namibia airport road project

Namibia’s international airport will benefit from a new road link.
Finance & Funding / December 2, 2021 1 minute Read
By MJ Woof
A new road link will improve the transport connection between Namibia’s capital, Windhoek, and the country’s Hosea Kutako International Airport. The 21km road link will be built by the Chinese contractor Zhongmei Engineering Group.

The dual carriageway project will cost US$66.4 million and the word includes building two bridges and three interchanges. One of the interchanges will be at the airport itself while the other two will be at Sonnleiten and Dordabis. The project is being managed by Namibia’s Road Authority while the consultant for the work is a local firm, VKE Namibia.

Construction of the new dual carriageway will improve transport between the capital city and the airport. This project will provide a significant boost to tourism as well as providing better transport for personnel involved in the country’s mining industry, both important parts of Namibia’s economy.

The first phase of the project will be for an initial 10km stretch of the road and is expected to take three years to build. Financing for the work is being provided from Chinese sources.

The contract for the work had been awarded previously but the project stalled due to a number of complications.