Billion dollar railway project stalled for decades

• By Tracy Tafirenyika

Aluxury commuter railway project which was aimed to provide a rail commuter service between Windhoek and Rehoboth and endorsed by cabinet in March 1998 has for the past 22 years been put on ice by the Ministry of Works and Transport.

Now the project managers of Trans Auas Express (TAE), are accusing the Ministry of Works of not being forthcoming regarding the project after they heavily invested time and effort into it since its establishment in 1994.

According to Bradley Ferreira, TAE lead project manager the project’s aim was to address road accidents and fatalities since the road between Windhoek and Rehoboth carries the highest number of commuters in Namibia on a daily basis. 

 

 

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