Namibia to upgrade Walvis Airport at US$17m

Ondangwa Airport terminal
Ondangwa Airport terminal building expected to be completed between March and July this year

Namibia’s Walvis Bay Airport upgrading and rehabilitation is on progress and expected to end on time -July this year.

According to the Namibian Airports Company acting strategic executive projects, IT & engineering services Courage Silombela, the process of upgrading the Airports infrastructure is valued at US$17.1m and the upgrading of the terminal will take a total cost of US$8.1 million.

We look forward to the completion of these projects,” Silombela concluded. “Our strategic goal is to have secure Airports. We are tirelessly putting systems in place to achieve most of our goals. All these efforts are to ensure that NAC’s airports meet world-class standards and are ICAO compliant, especially Walvis Bay Airport, since it’s going to be the only Namibian cargo logistical hub,” Silombela said.

The airport will have a polymer boundary fence, to be put up at a cost of US$ 4.1 million – first of its kind in the country. He said the company will also install X-ray scanners and metal detectors at seven airports in the country, including Walvis Bay, apart from the upgrades. The country is also expecting to complete new terminals building at Ondangwa airport this year between March and July this year.

Silombela said they were on track to eliminate unwarranted delays. He added that they needed to check that all affected services, cables, ducts, and sleeves that need to be installed before the surface concrete bed are laid, were working. The country has also announced other construction projects including construction of port facilities such as container terminal at Walvis Bay.

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