Work Begins on Namibia, Botswana Multi-Billion Dollar Rail Line

The countries are taking the first steps to establish Trans-Kalahari Railway Project to link Botswana's rich coal fields to the Namibian coast.



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Standard Railway Gauge. (file photo)

  • Namibia:   Trans-Kalahari Project Still On Hold

    Namibian, 2 March 2015

    BOTSWANA'S Minister of Infrastructure Science and Technology, Nonofo Molefhi has said the commencement of the Trans Kalahari Railway (TKR) project is on hold pending sourcing of… Read more »

  • Southern Africa:   No New SADC Projects for Namibia This Year

    Namibian, 20 August 2015

    ALTHOUGH Namibia did not submit new projects to the Southern African Development Community (SADC) this year, the current projects in the country are progressing very well. Read more »

  • Southern Africa:   Power Crisis Regional

    Botswana Daily News, 24 May 2015

    Minister of Minerals, Energy and Water Resources Mr Kitso Mokaila has admitted to serious challenges facing the energy sector in the Southern African Power Pool (SAPP). Read more »

  • Botswana:   Legislators Call for Improved Road Network

    Botswana Daily News, 12 March 2015

    Members of Parliament have called upon the Minister of Transport and Communications to ensure the country has sufficient road infrastructure as it facilitates economic development. Read more »

  • Namibia:   Dr Oosthuizen on RCC and Transnamib

    New Era, 20 February 2015

    RCC'S acting CEO and chairman of TransNamib, Dr Pieter Oosthuizen (PO), fills us in on the country's drive towards industrialisation and infrastructure development. Read more »

  • Namibia:   Trans-Kalahari Railway to Cost N$100 Billion

    Namibian, 9 April 2014

    An estimated 90 million tonnes of coal will flow through Namibia annually once the railway link to Botswana's rich coalfields has been completed. Read more »

  • Namibia:   Trans-Kalahari Railway Line On Track

    New Era, 10 February 2015

    Namibia's High Commissioner to Botswana, Mbapeua Muvangua, says the Botswana government remains committed to the construction of the Trans-Kalahari railway line. Read more »

  • Botswana:   Mogae Calls On Namibia, Botswana to Strengthen Ties

    CAJ News, 4 April 2014

    FORMER Botswana President, Festus Mogae, has urged smaller nations in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) to improve trade relations and cut overreliance on imports… Read more »

  • Namibia:   Trans Kalahari Saves Transnamib

    Namibia Economist, 4 April 2014

    An estimated 90 million tonnes of coal will flow through Namibia annually once the railway link to Botswana's rich coalfields has been completed. A memorandum of understanding to… Read more »

  • Namibia:   The Term Trans-Kalahari Has Assumed a New, More Significant Meaning

    Namibia Economist, 4 April 2014

    A new chapter in Namibia Botswana relations started earlier this month with the signing of a memorandum of understanding between the two governments to start planning for a railway… Read more »

  • Southern Africa:   Trans-Kalahari Railway to Ease Corridor Congestion in SADC

    New Era, 27 March 2014

    Once completed in 2016 the Trans-Kalahari railway would serve as an alternative relief to the already congested corridors within the Southern African Development Community (SADC)… Read more »

  • Namibia:   Trans-Kalahari Railway Deal Signed

    New Era, 26 March 2014

    A railway line connecting Botswana to the Namibian Atlantic coast is finally about to be developed, following the signing of the agreement between the two countries last week at… Read more »

  • Botswana:   Botswana, Namibia's R129 Billion MoU Facilitates Good Transportation

    CAJ News, 20 March 2014

    NAMIBIA and Botswana have signed the R129 billion Trans Kalahari project that will link the two countries and eventually improve transportation of goods between the Southern… Read more »

  • Namibia:   Trans Kalahari Railway Agreement to Be Signed Next Week

    Namibian, 14 March 2014

    NAMIBIA and Botswana are expected to sign an agreement on the Trans-Kalahari railway project, a highly placed source in the Ministry of Works and Transport said yesterday. Read more »

  • Namibia:   Trans-Kalahari Railway On Track

    New Era, 26 February 2014

    Namibia and Botswana will sign a final agreement on the construction of the proposed Trans-Kalahari railway in the next few weeks in Walvis Bay. Read more »

  • Namibia:   Boost for Trans-Kalahari Railway

    New Era, 24 May 2013

    Namibia has agreed in principle to the construction of a dedicated Trans-Kalahari railway line that will transport commodities, mainly coal, from Botswana to the Port of Walvis… Read more »

  • Namibia:   N$100b Billion Railway Deal Shelved

    Namibian, 18 April 2013

    AN agreement on a N$100 billion railway deal between Namibia and Botswana that was scheduled to be signed in Namibia on Saturday has been “postponed until further… Read more »

  • Botswana:   Coal - Which Way for Rail Project?

    Zimbabwe Independent, 26 January 2012

    AT SOME point this year the government of Botswana and its neighbours will have to make a decision that will shape the economic future of the region and induce by far the biggest… Read more »

  • Namibia:   Railroad to Link Namibia, Botswana

    New Era, 16 September 2010

    At its 10th ordinary meeting recently, Cabinet granted approval to the Minister of Works and Transport to acquire the participation of private sector companies in the development… Read more »