Namibia is daunted by formidable task of maintaining roads and railway lines due to flood waters during rainy seasons: minister

WINDHOEK: Namibia is daunted by the formidable task of maintaining roads and railway lines due to flood waters during rainy seasons, says Minister of Works and Transport (MWT), Erkki Nghimtina.

He made these remarks while introducing the MWT’s budget allocation for the 2014/15 financial year in the National Assembly (NA) on Tuesday.

Nghimtina said maintenance and proper management of Government assets is necessary and needs to be preserved and intensified as easy mobility for people and industries remains the ministry’s main focus.

The MWT is responsible for the development of efficient and effective transport infrastructure, which contributes to the promotion of the country’s economic development and social upliftment.

He said one of the programmes to benefit from this allocation is the Air Transport Administration programme, with an amount of close to N.dollars 1,48 million.

Activities under this programme include investigations of civil aircraft accidents and serious accidents in order to determine the factors, conditions and circumstances pertaining to accident prevention activities in Namibia.

SOURCE: NAMPA