The Namibia Industrial Development Agency (NIDA) – Windhoek – Namibia

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    NIDA, which came into existence in 2018, was established in terms of Act 16 of 2016, to advance Namibia’s industrialisation agenda in line with the country’s policies and developmental strategies, such as the Growth at Home Strategy, Harambee Prosperity Plan and 5th Namibia Development Plan (NDP5).NIDA has also set aside adequate industrial land available for private sector development in different towns across the country, such as in Tsumeb, Otavi, Divundu, Walvis Bay, Karibib, Okahandja, Opuwo, Witvlei, Otjiwarongo, Omaruru, Oshakati, Brakwater and Prosperita in Windhoek.

    To support growing agro industries, NIDA reserved ample hectares of land for innovative investments in the agro industry with a focus in value addition and manufacturing ingenuities and has set aside arable land for development in various parts of the country under joint venture models.

    These include: 200 ha at Naute farm for grapes, butternuts and lucerne; 1,200 ha at Neckartal dam farm for grapes and dates; 30 ha at Eersbegin farm for dates; 1,000 ha at KCR farm for cultivated pasture; and 2,000 ha at KCR farm for citrus.

    With shovel-ready sites, and a trainable and youthful workforce available in Namibia, NIDA is primed to serve the needs of climate-smart agriculture, renewable energy, value-addition and manufacturing clients, investors and promoters and to lead Namibia towards industrialisation.The medium-term core focus of NIDA is anchored on: employment creation, entrepreneurship development, investment facilitation and attraction, export oriented industrial growth, import substitution, and youth empowerment.
    NIDA currently manages about 280,000 hectares of farmland spread across six commercial farms whose operations are in compliance with all business and trade regulations as well as pesticide requirements including Good Agricultural Practices.

    In addition, the Agency manages 148 industrial estates and Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) business parks, with well-developed water and sewer mains as well as lead road, air and rail improvements across the country, housing about 1080 enterprises.

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