Trans-Kalahari project office due next month

An implementation office for the Trans-Kalahari Railway project is due for establishment next month, as the multi-billion Pula initiative inches closer to development.

Speaking at celebrations to mark the Silver Jubilee of Namibia’s independence, that country’s High Commissioner to Botswana, Mbapeua Muvangua said preparations were at an advanced stage for the project office. “The office space has been secured, renovated and is to be furnished soon,” he said.

“The target date for the official opening is April 2015.” The project office is key to the 1,500-kilometre railway project, as it will coordinate the implementation, which was initially due to run from 2014 to 2019 at a cost of P136 billion.

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