Walvis Bay Dry Port: Untying a white elephant


The Botswana Investment Trade Centre (BITC) recently took local companies to Namibia on a trade mission to expose them to opportunities that exists at the recently opened Dry Port in Walvis Bay. With reports coming out of Namibia that the Dry Port is fast becoming a white elephant due to lack of utilisation, BusinessWeek Correspondent PAULINE DIKUELO caught up with their Corporate Communications Manager, Itumeleng Teseletso to find out more about the trip

BusinessWeek: Would you say the trip met its expectations?

Teseletso: This mission was overall a success. The mission was able to generate some new interest for Botswana companies, in particular from those companies that indicated interest to work in collaboration with the Namibian companies that participated on the mission in the areas of transport, logistics, freight, shipping and handling and customs clearance. We believe that the expectations and objectives of the mission were met.

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