NRSC needs N$121m to fully develop the Arandis Emergency Response and Traffic Management Centre

NRSC needs N$121m to fully develop the Arandis Emergency Response and Traffic Management Centre
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The National Road Safety Council (NRSC) will need N$121 million to fully develop the Arandis Emergency Response and Traffic Management Centre.
This initiative, expected to benefit the transport and logistics industry, would place vehicles under constant surveillance through improved emergency response.
Erongo Regional Council Chairperson, Hafeni Ndemula said an alarming number of accidents observed between Usakos and Swakopmund require emergency services.
Stakeholders hope the project will reduce the number of fatalities by 50% by 2022, as prescribed by the Fifth National Development Plan.
NRSC made N$4 million available to the project, while the Arandis Town Council committed N$3 million for a fire station.
The centre is raising money for construction of the facility worth N$20 million.
This state-of-the-art building will provide live traffic surveillance, variable messaging, speed controls, number plate recognition and weather monitoring to better respond to accidents.
It launched a fundraising initiative to solicit funds for the facility's construction.