German businesspersons eye Namibian market

23 Nov 2016 16:50pm
WINDHOEK, 23 NOV (NAMPA) – A German five-member business delegation from nine companies visited Namibia this week to explore business opportunities with their local counterparts.
In a statement issued here Commercial Councillor at the German Embassy in Namibia, Ullrich Kinne said the businesspersons were in Namibia from 21 to 22 November to look for business opportunities in the mining and infrastructure sectors.
Kinne said the delegation was headed by a senior official from the German Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, Gisela Will and facilitated by the Southern African-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
The companies were K-UTEC AG Salt Technologies; Actemium Fördertechnik Rheinland GmbH; Höft GmbH; Intectus GmbH; Haver & Boecker OHG; Liebherr-Werk Biberach GmbH; NAUE GmbH & Co. KG; voestalpine Böhler Welding Germany GmbH; and GP Papenburg Maschinenbau GmbH.
He said on Monday the delegation attended a roundtable with representatives of the Namibia Investment Centre; Chamber of Mines; and Ministry of Works and Transport, followed by a meeting with Lithon Project Consultant (Pty) Limited.
Kinne said the delegation also visited companies in Walvis Bay such as Walvis Bay Salt Holdings; Namibian Uranium Association and Namibia Port Authority (NamPort).
He said this was not the first visit of a Germany delegation to Namibia as another 16-member delegation visited Namibia from 13-14 April 2016. Three other delegations that visited were a 13-member delegation from 05-09 September, a 17-member delegation from 26-30 October and a recent 45-person of representatives from German companies who attended the Invest in Namibia conference early in November.
Kinne said German companies can contribute significantly to mineral beatification and a modern, reliable infrastructure in Namibia, thus by organising these visits, the German Embassy supports the government’s Growth at Home Strategy and the Harambee Prosperity Plan.