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Lüderitz

 

a city and port in Namibia (South West Africa), on the Atlantic coast. Population, 7,700 (1968). A railroad connects Lüderitz with Windhoek, the administrative center of Namibia, and with the Republic of South Africa. Lüderitz is the center of a diamond-mining region. Fish are caught and canned and small ships are built there.

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After a recent review, it was decided that the best way to secure a longer future for the mine, beyond the current projected 2019, is to find a more suitable affordable operator that could help the mine continue to contribute to Namibia and Luderitz through continued employment and economic activities.
The Luderitz branch has a full staff complement of 14 employees and offers a comprehensive range of financial services and products to meet the needs of the local residents.
He said: "I challenged Donnie and Andrew to deliver a world first - to run from Luderitz to Walvis Bay across the mighty Namib desert.
Long term thinking on the part of the Namibia Ports Authority is that the link will prove useful, with expansion efforts banking on using the Port of Luderitz as an accommodation facility for bulk coal, iron ore, manganese, and probable phosphate, paving the way for a deep water terminal at Angra point.
Tses Glass is inviting a reliable supplier of LNG, with Luderitz, Namibia as the FOB destination, as well a supplier of Light Diesel Oil or LPG as a backup for fueling and powering its four different glass production factories, whose construction starts in May 2014.
A new men's speed world record was also set at the Luderitz Speed Challenge 2012, and Antoine Albeau reached a massive 52.
For instance, in such cities at Windhoek (the capital), Swakopmund and Luderitz, the best of German historical architecture cohabits with buildings that echo Caesars Rome.
The three firms have signed a contract to construct a 44-megawatt wind-power plant at Luderitz in Namibia.
They are further backed by NamPort's status of Namibia's monopoly ports operator, owning and operating the country's two ports at Walvis Bay and Luderitz, its sound financial profile in fiscal 2009 and financial investments, which support its liquidity profile.
Before you enter this abandoned mining town in the Namib desert, you'll need to stop in nearby Luderitz for a permit -- a holdover from the days when Kolmanskop was a free-for-all for diamond hunters.
And the title, too, refers to that country: Area 7 is a township near Luderitz, a city founded when Namibia was a German colony.
My favourite was Klein-Aus Vista near the south's main town of Luderitz - with its stunning chalets carved out of huge rocks on the side of a mountain.