Wednesday, August 6, 2008

DRC's copper exporting Katanga wants to export through Namibia's Walvis Bay

August 6. (MiningNamibia)-The Governor of the Katanga Region in DRC, Moise Katumbi (above), held discussions last week with executives of the Walvis Bay Corridor Group (WBCG).
Katumbi was accompanied by the Ministers of Transport and Infrastructure of the Katanga Region , the Group said.
The benefits of the Port of Walvis Bay and the linkage of the route via Zambia into Lubumbashi, DRC were explained to the governor. The governor in turn expressed the importance of Walvis Bay as an alternative route for the Katanga Region in DRC, the Group said in a statement.
Katumbi's visit resulted from a visit of the WBCG delegation to Lubumbashi in the Katanga Region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo in September last year where business along the Walvis Bay- Ndola-Lubumbashi Corridor has been growing significantly. During this meeting Katumbi was invited to visit Walvis Bay and observe the transport opportunities and infrastructure in Namibia.

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