NIDA Flagship Interventions 2020-2025

NIDA has identified flagship projects during the transition period since its establishment in November 2018. These are large scale business ventures for which NIDA has direct interests and dealings.


The projects are deemed critical and/or their implementation has mass positive multiplier effects to the rest of the economy and particularly for the areas that can catalyze the aspired transition towards Namibia’s industrialization and socio-economic transformation. During the implementation years, NIDA will focus on equipping SEZ industrial parks and logistical centers with the requisite infrastructure and other pertinent logistical services to facilitate the establishment of viable production units for goods and services, mainly led by the private sector.

The flagship projects do not list the MSME parks currently under construction, and any other enterprises within each value chain. It is anticipated that the implementation of flagship projects will yield clear, and in some cases rapid tangible positive results in relation to NIDA’s mandate and its Integrated Strategic Business Plan objectives and targets.

Establishment of charcoal harvesting and processingMangetti, Kavango-WestPlanning
Establishment of Water Bottling FactoryFrans/Sesfontein, KunenePlanning
Development of the !Nara Namib Free Economic ZoneWalvis Bay, ErongoInitiated
Establishment of a charcoal processing plantWitvlei, OmahekeInitiated
Development of a National Cold Storage FacilityWalvis Bay, ErongoInitiated
Establishment of Ondangwa tannery.Ondangwa, OshanaPlanning
Development of shoe manufacturing factoryOshikango, OhangwenaPlanning
Establishment of Logistics CentreWalvis Bay, ErongoInitiated
Development of seed processing plantKatwitwi, Kavango WestInitiated
Development of the Convention CentreWindhoek, KhomasPlanning
Expansion of grape vineyards and date plantationsNaute, //KarasInitiated
Establishment of the Biomass SEZ HubOtjiwarongo, OtjozondjupaPlanning
13 Development of jam processing plantKatwitwi, Kavango-WestPlanning
14 Bush feed processing and pelletizingOtjiwarongo, OtjozondjupaInitiated
15 Establishment of aquaponics industryKaribib, ErongoInitiated
16 Adaptation and analysis of desalination technologyWalvis Bay, ErongoPlanning
17 Formation of a Pharmaceutical Manufacturing EntityOutjo, KunenePlanning
18 Establishment of pomegranate oil pressing plantWindhoek, KhomasPlanning
19 Establishment of caustic soda plantArandis, ErongoPlanning
20 Development of Garment CentreOtjiwarongo, OtjozondjupaPlanning
21 Development of the sea salt pan solar farmSwakopmund, ErongoPlanning
22 Development of citrus orchards and processing facilityTsumeb, OshikotoPlanning
23 Development of Garment CentreNkurenkuru, Kavango-WestInitiated
24 Development of cropping and milling plantMangetti, Kavango WestPlanning
25 Development of crocodile farm and leather processingKongola, ZambeziInitiated
26 Expansion of fig, citrus and date plantationsEersbegin, KuneneInitiated
27 Establishment of a cattle feedlot and abattoirMangetti, Kavango WestPlanning
28 Development of fresh fruit pack houseNaute, //KarasPlanning
29 Development of Garment CentreKeetmanshoop, //KarasInitiated
30 Development of agro processingGrootfontein, OtjozondjupaPlanning
31 Establishment of edible oil processingWalvis Bay, ErongoPlanning