Aug 17

Environment Ministry to tar Etosha gravel roads

The Environment, Forestry and Tourism ministry has decided to tar some gravel roads in the Etosha National Park. These will be at a cost of over N$160 million. Its Executive Director, Teofilus Nghitila says the government took a decision to find a permanent solution to gravel roads at hotspot tourist attractions in the area covering 229 kilometres. The state of the gravel roads has consistently been slammed by key tourism players as rapidly deteriorating. Nghitila explained that the road construction project includes a low-volume seal road with funded by the Road Fund Administration, noting the partnership aims to make the park safe and ensure quality rides for local and international markets.