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The City as the capital in a well-organized country, possess the necessary infrastructure and services in place to attract key industry players. The following lucrative industries are currently considered, amongst others, as priority industries for effective foreign direct investment in our local economy.  

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IT-based shared service business centers

Yes, the City is definitely interested. Considerable investment has, as a result, been made in the modernization and expansion of the telecommunications sector. The development of the Windhoek network is a priority and includes access to services like Asynchronous Digital Subscriber Line (ADSL) and other high-speed services. Value added services like teleconferencing, video conferencing, etc. are readily available and call center investment, especially, is strongly encouraged.

Textile Manufacturing

Namibia recently secured a US$100 million investment into a fully integrated garment and textile plant. The incentives under AGOA presented a major impetus for the investor, Ramatex Berhad, a Malaysian concern, to establish in the country. Ramatex (Namibia) Pty Limited is already in full production and has already started exporting from its Windhoek-based factory.

Already two other textile companies from South-East Asia are currently constructing their factories in Windhoek and significant effort is being made to attract further investment into the industry with the aim of establishing a textile cluster in the country.

Gem polishing

Gemstone cutting and polishing is a stated priority for the Namibian Government, in view of the availability of a wide variety of high quality precious and semi-precious stones and the existence of a well-organized small miners association. In 2000, the Government secured a US$4 million investment into gemstone development centers in the south and west of the country.

This investment is a joint venture between a US-based company, Namibia’s Offshore Development Company, and small miners. Tremendous opportunity for further investment exists.

Jewelry manufacturing

Jewelry manufacturing is a priority because of the objective to expand Namibia's value-added processing of precious and semi-precious stones (especially diamonds, tourmaline, amethyst, rose quartz, and smoky quartz). The production of typically Namibian jewelry from locally available materials, especially African wildlife jewelry is a particular area of interest. Namibia has an active jewelers association and local jewelers have sophisticated cutting and design skills.

Contact the Executive Director of the Namibia Investment Centre, tel. +264.61.2837335; fax. +264.61.220278 for follow up on these, or any other matters related to Namibia’s positive investment climate.

Contact our Manager: Economic Development, Department: Economic Development at the City of Windhoek
Tel.: +264.61.2902284 | Fax: +264.61.2902546

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