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Ondangwa Expo set for end of AprilTransnet makes progress at Eastern Cape ports

ONDANGWA: The 11th edition of the Ondangwa Expo will take place at the end of April this year.

Ondangwa Town Council spokesperson Petrina Shitalangaho-Mutikisha told Nampa in an interview on Thursday that the expo is scheduled for 30 April to 04 May 2024. It will be held at the Ondangwa Trade and Industrial Exhibition Centre.

Shitalangaho-Mutikisha said the expo represents the council’s commitment to fostering innovation, collaboration and business growth within the business community.

It is expected to bring together leading experts, industry pioneers, and key stakeholders from in and outside Namibia.

‘The expo will serve as a platform for networking, knowledge sharing, and exploring emerging trends and technologies shaping the future of local economies,’ she said.

Shitalangaho-Mutikisha added that attendees can anticipate an impactful experience such as an exhibition hall showcasing the latest products, and services and solutions-based technologies from top companies and startups.

The event will also
create networking opportunities for local and international exhibitors.

‘As a host, we are excited and committed to ensuring a safe and inclusive environment for all exhibitors and visitors,’ she added.

Shitalangaho-Mutikisha said they are thrilled to be hosting the expo once again and extended an invitation to all interested parties to join the event.

Source: Namibia Press Agency

Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) says it is forging ahead with the implementation of the state-owned company’s Recovery Plan at its Eastern Cape ports.

The plan is aimed at enabling efficient utilisation of port infrastructure and improving operational efficiencies at its Central Region ports of East London, Ngqura and Port Elizabeth.

According to TNPA, the improvements are also geared at ensuring competitiveness of the central region ports ‘through robust port operations oversight, delivery of critical infrastructure and investing in reliable marine fleet’.

‘Among the strategic initiatives for East London is the deepening and strengthening of the N-berth, the replacement of two Graving Dock Jib Cranes to enable the ship repair facility and the acquisition of two tugboats. These initiatives are aimed at boosting the river ports marine infrastructure and fleet availability to enable key sectors of the local economy.

‘The N-Berth construction project has commenced and will be completed in October 2
024. Within this project, TNPA seeks to increase the berth capacity of the automotive terminal of the Port of East London and allow for berthing of modern automotive carriers,’ TNPA said in a statement on Thursday.

The authority said the project also includes an upgrade of a quay at the Port Elizabeth port.

‘In line with the Central Region’s focus on enabling the local fishing industry in Nelson Mandela Bay, the project pipeline for the Port of Port Elizabeth includes the completed upgrade of the 1200-ton slipway and the refurbishment of the Dom Pedro Quay which is planned to commence at the end of February 2024.

‘The port will also benefit from eight of the 52 hydraulic tension units that TNPA has procured for its ports,’ TNPA said.

Earlier this month, TNPA announced that the first batch of four hydraulic mooring units it has procured to improve operations and reduce shipping delays at ports have been delivered and operationalised at the Ports of Cape Town and Ngqura.

Source: South African Government N
ews Agency