BUSINESS PARTNERSHIP The Namibian Government and private sector are seeking partners in realising identified viable projects and business opportunities on a mutually beneficial basis. Partnership Options: • Direct private investment • Financing • Joint venture • Public-private partnership Why invest in Namibia? • Peace, stability and good governance • First world road, rail and air infrastructure • Excellent telecommunications network • Wide inter-continental market access • Liberal investment regime • Stable labour environment • Generous investment regimes • Fast, efficient and transparent bureaucracy • Low inflation • Stable foreign exchange reserves • Strategically located, low cost and efficient port • Young and trainable labour force • Good housing and recreational facilities Potential areas for Business and Investment in Namibia: Agriculture and Agro-industry • Investment opportunities exist in value-added local processing of livestock, ostrich farming, crop production and food processing. • Good prospects exist for extensive horticulture, such as grapes, olive oil, jojoba and cut flowers. • Cotton production and establishment of a cotton ginnery. Please click here for a list of current Investment Projects in Agriculture (as of September 2010) Mining and Energy • Extensive mineral deposits • Diamonds, uranium, gold, copper, lead, zinc and other base metals • Semi-precious stones and many types of dimension stones. • Value-addition encouraged • Manufacturing (jewelry) • Good prospects for oil and gas prospecting, exploration and processing. Fisheries • Namibia has rich marine resources and fishing grounds: • Mariculture and aquaculture potential exist • Opportunities exist for fish processing and canning. Tourism: • Spectacular scenery and wildlife • Excellent infrastructure, warm climate and friendly atmosphere • Opportunities in the development of up-market hotels, International conference centres, lodges, game parks, traveling and general hospitality industry Opportunities abound in these areas as well: • Cutting and polishing of precious and semi-precious stones, marbles and granites • Leather products • Glass products • Manufacturing of pharmaceutical products • Down-stream processing of gas • Cement manufacturing • Steel manufacturing • Textiles and garments manufacturing • Household appliances • Electric and electronic components assembly • Manufacturing of automotive components • Construction and physical infrastructure development • IT (hard and software assembly/manufacturing) • Poultry and piggery • Cotton production and ginnery • Hotel and restaurants • Upmarket tourism development • Manufacturing of plastic products • Manufacturing of building materials • Furniture assembly