WINDHOEK, 06 JUN – Construction of the approximately N.dollars 4.3 billion container terminal in Walvis Bay has reached 85 per cent completion with commissioning projected for 2019, China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC) announced on Tuesday.
In a media statement, the company, which was contracted by the Namibian Port Authority (Namport) to construct the container terminal in 2013, said it would be one of the largest terminals on the African continent.
Construction of the terminal began in May 2014 with major works including the commissioning of four new Ship-to-Shore container cranes.
The company said regular environmental assessments are conducted to ensure that CHEC stays within the prescribed international and national legal requirements and also to ensure that no harm comes to those in proximity of the operations.
The new port will be connected to the existing port’s road and rail networks as well as communication systems.