06 May 2014 12:00pm
LÜDERITZ, 06 MAY (NAMPA) The handing-over of the construction site for a sea-view shopping mall, housing component and four-star hotel as part of the Waterfront project here, will be done in September this year.
The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Lüderitz Waterfront Development Company, Fluksman Samuehl told Nampa on Sunday that the shopping mall will be constructed at a cost of N.dollars 65 million, which will include a coffee shop and restaurant.
The housing component will be built at a cost of N.dollars 45 million, and will consist of 18 waterfront apartments all overlooking the harbour and the sea, ranging from two to three-bedroom units.
The project will also provide three penthouses on top of the building set to be sold to members of the public.
The CEO said the third commercial project will be the four-star hotel with 70 rooms at a construction cost of N.dollars 120 million.
This will help alleviate the issue of accommodation, especially during the annual Crayfish Festival.
We are going to roll-out our marketing strategy in terms of attracting more businesses, provide opportunities for investment conferences and attract more international tourists, mainly from Europe, who visit the town mostly because of its German appeal, Samuehl enthused.
The construction of these commercial projects will be done within 18 months.
He added that they aim to multiply tourist figures in the years to come, noting that the town has been receiving an average of about 75 000 international visitors, mainly from Germany, and 100 000 local tourists annually.
The main challenge facing the town of Lüderitz is to define its attraction activities for visitors to justify their time of stay, and for the town to benefit from their stay, he added.