Namibia - Transport Infrastructure Improvement Project

Project Summary

Approval Date 13 Dec 2017
Signature Date 28 Mar 2018
Planned Completion Date 31 Dec 2025
Last Disbursement Planned Date 31 Dec 2025
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Transport
DAC Sector Code 21012
Environmental Category 1
Commitment U.A 82,413,733.43
Status Implementation

Project General Description

The Namibia Transport Infrastructure Improvement Project (NTIIP) encompasses two priority interventions in the rail and road transport sub-sectors: (i) Upgrading of the Walvis Bay – Kranzberg railway section (210km); and (ii) Upgrading of the Windhoek to Hosea Kutako International Airport (HKIA) Road – Phase 2A (23.8 km). The two interventions are part of the priority projects as identified in the Government of the Republic of Namibia (GRN)’s Harambee Prosperity Plan (HPP), an action plan launched in April 2016 to accelerate the delivery of the targets under NDP4. The project will contribute to improving the capacity of the line to 18.5 TAL, and train speeds of up to 80km/hr for freight and 100km/hr for passengers. The NTIIP includes two main interventions, namely: (A) Upgrade of the Walvis Bay – Tsumeb Railway Line and; (B) Upgrade of the Windhoek to Hosea Kutako International two sections; (i) Walvis Bay to Kranzberg and (ii) Kranzberg to Tsumeb.

Project Objectives

The overall objective of the intervention is to contribute to reduction of poverty and inequality, and boost economic growth through addressing bottlenecks in the transport infrastructure. The specific objective is to promote linkages of the ports (specifically Walvis Bay sea port) to the hinterland and to the neighbouring countries; to support Namibia’s Vision 2030 of becoming a regional logistics hub. This project is part of the Government’s medium term plan to develop and modernize an integrated transport network so as to enhance Namibia’s business environment and trade competitiveness.


The populace residing and working in the two regions of Erongo and Khomas are anticipated to be the primary beneficiaries of the project. However, with due consideration of both the rail and the road being part of the Trans-Kalahari Corridor, the project also has immediate relevance to inter-regional trade and transit traffic between Namibia and its neighbours.

Participating Organization

African Development Bank
Government of the Republic of Namibia (GRN)
Ministry of Works and Transport
Government of Namibia


IATI identifier 46002-P-NA-DZ0-001
Last Update 01 Apr 2023


Contact Details

Name Richard MALINGA

Geographic Location

Country Namibia
Coordinates Location Name
-22.0833 15.3333 Erongo
-22.55941 17.08323 Windhoek
-22.4831 17.4667 Windhoek Hosea Kutako International Airport