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    A US$3.5 million dry port has been inaugurated in Walvis Bay, Namibia.

    The 18 300 m² port actually belongs to Zimbabwe and is expected to reduce costs and improve time management, compared to previously using ports in South Africa and Mozambique. It will also serve other landlocked nations including Malawi, Botswana, Zambia and the DRC, New Era Live reports.

    ‘The fact that Namibia connects SADC through both sea and road, not only opens up a new trade route for Zimbabwe but for other countries such as Zambia, Malawi and Botswana [too],’ according to Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa.

    ‘Namport and Namibia is offering Zimbabwe plenty of opportunities, options and access to vast markets and destinations. It also provides us in Zimbabwe with an alternative direct shipping route on the Atlantic side, for both imports and exports from America, Europe and Asia.’

    6 August 2019
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