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WEF recognises quality of Namibia's roads


The World Economic Forum has once again recognised the efforts of Namibia's road sector.


The Namibian Roads Authority announced that, according to the World Economic Forum's (WEF) Quality of Road Infrastructure Report for 2019, Namibia's score has gone up to 5.3 from the previous score of 5.1 in 2018.


This puts Namibia in the same category as countries such as Germany and Sweden.


Says Road Authority Conrad Lutombi: "The improvement in points and ranking can be attributed to a number of factors, such as the continued maintenance of our existing roads, completion of new roads and the currently ongoing construction of major capital projects such as the Windhoek-Okahandja road, Windhoek-Hosea Kutako Airport road, Swakop-Henties Bay road project and Swakop-Walvis Bay road, among others,"


In addition, Namibia's overall global ranking for road quality is numer 21, up from 28 previously. This means Namibia retains the top ranking position for good quality road infrastructure in Africa, ahead of South Africa and Rwanda.


"With the continued support of financial resources from our government and other funders, it is our wish to emulate top-performing countries such as Singapore that have remained at the top of the ranks since 2018," Lutombi added.