SENIOR SADC OFFICIALS TO VISIT NAMIBIAN PORTS OF SWAKOPMUND, WALVIS BAY

WINDHOEK-- Senior officials from member countries of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) responsible for transport and meteorology will visit Namibia's Port of Walvis Bay and submarine landing station at Swakopmund.

The facilities at the two port cities form part of the regional projects implemented in Namibia under the SADC Regional Infrastructure Development Master Plan Short-Term Action Plan.

Speaking at the opening of the meeting of SADC senior officials responsible for meteorology and transport here Tuesday, Namibia's Deputy Minister of Works and Transport, James Sankwasa, also disclosed that SADC ministers of information communication technology (ICT) would be informed of the status of the implementation of the projects in achieving regional integration goals.

The five-day meeting, which opened on Monday, is reviewing the implementation of 42 resolutions taken during the last meeting held in September 2017 in South Africa, to be implemented by the SADC Secretariat and the SADC implementing agencies and member states.

The meeting is also discussing several issues such as the SADC Aviation Safety Organization, Tripartite Transport and Transit Facilitation Programme and transport facilitation, as well as compliance of national meteorological services.

The senior officials will also be informed of the status of the short-term action plans and transport and aviation programmes.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK