Construction Dominates Khomas Regional Spending

Although the construction industry is the largest beneficiary of the development budget for Khomas Region, Windhoek cyclists will be pleased to know that part of the plans of the Ministry of Works and Transport’s development budget for the region is to erect proper roads for non-motorised mobiles. The ministry has set aside more than N$5 million for this year alone for the development of non-motorised infrastructure.

A passenger commuter train for Windhoek residents is also another budget consideration of the Department of Transport for this year. The transport department says it will conduct a feasibility study for a passenger train service between Windhoek Central and Katutura, as well as to other suburbs in Windhoek. The commuter train is envisaged to cover a 40km network.

The other consideration under the more than N$500 million development budget of the transport department will look at upgrading the railway network and doing a feasibility study for a commuter train service between Windhoek and Hosea Kutako International Airport, between Windhoek and Rehoboth, and between Windhoek and Okahandja.