Servicing of Sungate Phase 1 starts
The long-delayed Sungate development at the turn-off to Hosea Kutako International Airport about 40 km outside Windhoek, has been revived when contractors recently started servicing the first phase of the project. The groundwork for the first phase of the Sungate development started with the servicing of the first 27 mixed-use stands along the Trans Kalahari Highway to be completed before the end of the year. “Currently we’re focussing on ten hectares of land which is dissected by the the road leading into the airport,” said Ferdinand Nghiyolwa of Namibia Road Products, the local contractor in charge of servicing the land. Most of these properties have been zoned for light industry. So far, about 50% of water and sewerage pipes, as well as electricity connections have been completed by the 25 odd workers operating on the ground. Preparations also include a sewerage plant on the southern side of the main road and roads construction work. Accolade Properties Namibia, a wholly-owned Namibian company and an associate of Accolade Properties South Africa, the developers in charge of the project, aims to make Hosea Kutako and its surrounds a node of commerce and light industry on the Trans-Kalahari Highway, bringing together road, rail and air transport with trade. Apart from light industry, future development of the project covering a total of 408 hectares will also include residential and communal properties.