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  • Africa: Experts Explore Infrastructure and Cooperation to Improve Lives

    BOTSWANA, 2017/11/01 Addis Ababa — African economies require structural transformation to attain sustained increase that trickles down to all its peoples, an official from the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) told experts gathered at the organization’s Ethiopian headquarters. Soteri Gatera, who heads the ECA’s Industrialization and Infrastructure Section, says only such “inclusive” economic increase will help resolve the “persistent social economic problems” Africa faces.
  • Namibia: Shrinking Pohamb's Housing Dream

    NAMIBIA, 2015/08/14 The government is preparing to technically bury former president Hifikepunye Pohamba's N$2,9 billion housing dream and replace it with a small-scale low-cost housing scheme. Launched in the last months of Pohamba's reign, the project was seen as the former president's legacy but it has been marred by controversy. The programme was supposed to make available 10 000 houses by next year and 180 000 by 2030. But like a lot of top government projects, mass housing failed to meet the target, managing to build less than 2 000 houses. This is considered a drop in the ocean considering that Namibia has a national backlog of over 140 000 houses.
  • Platz Am Meer and Desert Rose 'Will Continue' - Mutjavikua Namibia

    NAMIBIA, 2014/08/18 CONSTRUCTION on the N$400 million 'Platz am Meer' waterfront in Swakopmund started yesterday and according to Erongo governor Cleophas Mutjavikua, this development, and the proposed N$8 billion Desert Rose development south of Swakopmund "will continue". "These are significant projects for the region and they have the full support on political level, and so they will continue," said Mutjavikua at the site handover and sod turning function yesterday at the waterfront. Both projects have been criticised by pressure groups who argue that the developers and the authorities have allegedly bypassed laws and not followed the correct channels to realise the projects, and that public input and objection were allegedly merely sidestepped or shrugged off as unwarranted.
  • Neckartal Dam project, scheduled to be completed in a 3-year period

    NAMIBIA, 2014/02/11 WORK on the N$2,8 billion Neckartal Dam project, scheduled to be completed in a three-year period, has started although the available water is not sufficient for the construction needs. An Italian company, Salini SpA, was awarded the tender to build the Neckartal Dam in the South, some 40 kilometres west of Keetmanshoop, next a long legal battle, which ensued next competing bidders had challenged tender award to the company. Salini SpA project manager Gatti Stefano on Thursday confirmed the water challenge that may impact negatively on the construction.
  • Afrikuumba Gives Away Housing Deal in Namibia

    NAMIBIA, 2014/02/11 AFRIKUUMBA Construction, one of the companies that got the tender to build mass houses in Windhoek, is looking for subcontractors for building additional than 1 000 houses in the city, the company's executive director, Titus Nakuumba, confirmed. The Namibian understands that Nakuumba's firm is part 38 others that won tenders to build about 9 000 houses within the next two years on behalf the National Housing Enterprise (NHE). News about Afrikuumba getting the green light to build houses comes at a time at the same time as NHE is dragging its feet over the announcement of the companies that received the contracts.
  • Neckartal Dam construction in Namibia court

    NAMIBIA, 2013/09/01 GOVERNMENT has until today to provide reasons to justify their decision for re-awarding the Neckartal Dam construction tender to Salini Spa or face an extra court battle regarding the tender. Process by both the Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Forestry's ministerial tender committee and the consultants Knight Piésold Consulting, has given the Tender Board till today to provide reasons for the decision inclunding all documentation involved in arriving at such a decision. Vinci-Orascom scored the highest in the in general evaluation but lost out to Salini SpA which was second highest during the evaluation process. The Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Forestry (MAWF) however, recommended that Salini SpA and the Tender Board rubber-stamped the decision in March leading to a court battle.
  • Namibia: Keetmans Secures N$92 Million for Mall 2012-10-30

    NAMIBIA, 2012/10/30 更多     Namibia: Keetmans Secures N$92 Million for Mall