Nakathilo Commercial and Logistics Plaza


Introduction: Nakathilo Commercial and Logistics Plaza is a regional significant project being facilitated by Trans-Kalahari Logistics. The main purpose of this proposal is to register Trans-Kalahari Logistics’ intension to introduce this economical significant initiative to industry and offer opportunities to potential tenants to register their intent to occupy trading locations which are strategically located on some of the busiest highway networks in Namibia. The total size of land for this development is 20 000.00m2.

Project Promoter

A multi-discipline Logistical services company based in Erongo region. Trans-Kalahari Logistics specializes in logistics and transportation services especially cross-border transportation. The company was established back in 2009 as a long distance transportation company which later diversified its portfolio into bulk excavations, plant and tool hire as well as transport infrastructure development.

Project Background

With the growth of the Namibian economy moving at a rapid pace, the town of Ondangwa is strategically positioned in terms of access to critical trade routes in the north of the country that also leads to neighboring Angola. With three major highways intersecting in Ondangwa, this has raised interests for vital developments like Cold Storage and Logistics hubs.

An assessment of demand and supply of industrial and commercial land done in 2013, recommended that more infrastructure is required to enable commercial and industrial growth. Following an extensive assessment process, the extension 18 in Ondangwa is seen as ideal because of its highway access, topography, and strategic location on national freight routes.

The Project

The actual construction will kick off with the laying of a 20,000m2 platform which will be raised and reinforced to accommodate the 13,264m2 of infrastructures as well as 6,736m2 parking and common areas.

The facility will be developed in 2 phases namely phase 1 and phase 2. The phases are detailed as follows:

Phase 1

  • Access roads, platform & installations
  • Cold storage
  • Commercial center

Phase 2

  • Mega warehouses
  • Warehouses
  • Storage Garages

Access road and Platform

The access road is of bitumen standard (approximately 480m in length) which will offer direct access to the park from the Ondangwa-Oshakati main road at two different points, with both entrance and exit at either sides of the road (see locality plan attached on page 5).

The platform serves the purpose of raising the site to levels above expected flood levels, ensuring proper storm water drainage and establishing stable layer works capable of carrying the buildings and the expected traffic loads.

Cold Storage (Ph1)

A cold storage essentially consists of a number of refrigerated chambers which are able to chill, freeze and store any perishable products.

The facility is a 5,000 tones cold storage with a maximum storage capacity of 5,000 pallets; it is a combined cold storage consists of a various chambers of different cooling zones as well as, offices, laboratory, public service area, ablutions, workshop, packaging area and packaging material storage.

The cooling chambers will consist of temperature zones of amongst others:

Vegetables @ 12 0C

Dairy Products @ 1 0C

Meat @ -2 0C

Frozen products i.e. Fish, Sea food @ -12 0C

The facility aims to serve the meat processing industry and different chain shop operators. Some of the main clients of the cold store also come from the perishable goods industry which includes fishing, abattoir operators, beverages as well as fruits and vegetables.

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