N$1.2 billion for road maintenance in 2018/19
WINDHOEK, March 11 – Namibia has programmed N$1.2 billion for road maintenance in the 2018/19 year, according to Minister of Finance Calle Schlettwein.
Schlettwein was speaking at the official opening of the 17th Africa Road Maintenance Funds Association Annual General Assembly and Annual General Meeting under way in Swakopmund.
According to Schlettwein, the amount roughly translates to a maintenance expenditure of N$76,000 per kilometer of bitumen road and N$11,000 per kilometer of gravel road.
It is envisaged that the projects will greatly improve traffic mobility as well as improve safety, among other benefits.
He added: “We have invested heavily in improving the various transports corridors including Trans Zambezi, Tran Kunene and Trans Kalahari road corridors as well as the expansion and deepening of the Port of Walvis Bay.” – NDN Staffer