OTJINENE: The completed portion of the Gobabis-Otjinene road, covering some 157km, was yesterday officially opened for traffic by President Hifikepunye Pohamba.
The TR 14/02 road, which covers an entire distance of 160km, was upgraded from gravel to bitumen standard.
It forms part of phase one of the Gobabis-Grootfontein road upgrade, expected to link the Omaheke Region to the Otjozondjupa Region.
The remaining three kilometres of the TR14/02 will be catered for during the second phase of the road upgrade, expected to commence early 2013.
The Head of State used the occasion to call on Namibians to take stock of developments in the road and transport sector that has been made possible by Government since independence.
Recounting the number of roads constructed since 1990, Pohamba said roads totalling a distance of 3 429km have been either upgraded or constructed from the ground during that period.