Botswana Oil Limited (BOL) is dreaming big with their Ikaegeng Coal to Liquids Project, an undertaking they hope will create 30, 000 temporary jobs. Construction of the mine and production plant is not scheduled until mid-2025 and will take four years to complete.
Set to cost between US$ 3-4 billion, … Read More
The Debswana Pension Fund (DPF) is constructing a P68 million boutique hotel in Jwaneng which will be leased to Cresta Marakanelo Limited.
The 50-bedroomed four-star facility will take 14 months to be completed and is scheduled to be open by the end of 2023.
Speaking during the groundbreaking ceremony yesterday,
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Load shedding has returned after a seven-year absence as most parts of the country have been suffering from power cuts since last evening.
Following the blackouts, the Botswana Power Corporation (BPC) announced that it is currently experiencing power supply constraints estimated to last for a week. The Corporation also said
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BMG – Africa’s leading engineering solutions specialist – has extended its service in Botswana, with the opening of a new branch in Maun, at the end of 2021.
“BMG now has two dedicated branches in Botswana – one in Gaborone, which was established in 1998 to service and supply the … Read More
At a time when funding for fossil fuel projects is drying up, Botswana is racing to develop six new coal mines and a rail link for exports, with the government prepared to put its own money into the projects.
The southern African nation, the world’s second-biggest diamond producer, has … Read More
On Monday, 10 May 2021, the Kazungula Bridge Project was officially commissioned by the Presidents of Botswana and Zambia, who applauded the African Development Bank for its work on this transformative project.
The 923-meter bridge with two border facilities on either side, is not only a win for Botswana and … Read More
Dr. Mokgweetsi E.K Masisi (President of the Republic of Botswana), embarked on a working visit to Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo. During the visit, he met His Excellency Félix Antoine Tshesekedi Tshilombo, President of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), to engage on issues of mutual interest, including exploring … Read More
Dr. Mokgweetsi E.K Masisi President of the Republic of Botswana gives a statement on his return from a 1 day working visit to Malawi
“A very good evening to you all. We are safely back from the Republic of Malawi. I had a good engagement with my brother, His Excellency … Read More
Botswana’s President Mokgweetsi Masisi working visit to Namibia strengthens partnership between both nations. This demonstrates the importance of dialogue and mutual cooperation. Both nations have elevated their partnership to reinforce political cooperation, economic development and sharing of experiences in areas of mutual concern.
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While the government has had a PPP policy and framework in place since June 2009, few significant projects have taken place in the intervening years, meaning the dominant funding for major public works has remained the government balance sheet.
The Finance and Economic Development ministry last week published a … Read More
The death toll from storm Eloise rose to at least 13 on Monday after heavy winds, rain and flooding destroyed buildings, drowned crops and displaced thousands in parts of southern Africa.
Eloise weakened from a cyclone to a tropical storm after making landfall in central Mozambique on Saturday, but continued … Read More
Chinese State Councilor Wang Yi has reaffirmed that the friendship between China and Africa remains rock-solid and stable no matter what the international situation they faced.
Mr. Yi, who is also Foreign Minister said the difficulties, obstacles, or disruptions encountered cannot change the relationship that exist between the pair.
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Unveiled on Monday, the newly approved Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) shows that government plans to develop or procure 1,540MW of new generation between now and 2040. Of that amount, 1,240MW will be from renewable energy projects.
“The IRP meets the country’s growing energy demand at least cost while also reducing … Read More
State officials in Gaborone, Bostwana has approved the construction of two primary school. The aim of the project is to addressing issues of over enrolment in the capital city.
While speaking to the media, Gaborone mayor, Mr Father Maphongo said the council had registered 28 cases of homeless persons and … Read More
The Mohembo bridge construction is peaking up pace according to the Minister of Transport and Communications, Mr Thulagano Segokgo.
Speaking during a site tour, Segokgo commend the contractor for the project as 80% is completed despite experiencing delays and challenges in sourcing materials.
Quoting Segokgo, “We can see now that … Read More
Smart Partnership Enterprises (SPE) has released a statement about the commencement of a new mall in Botswana. The 26000m2 retail centre mall will be called The Fields Mall.
Speaking during the ceremony SPE chairperson, Sam Mpuchane said the specific purpose of the project is to ensure that major retail … Read More
The Okavango river bridge construction which kick-off in November 8, 2016 with an original completion date of July 7 last year now has a completion date in May 2021. The project which is worth US$93m will enable the road network to be linked to the bridge.
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Botswana Government has announced the refurbishment of Sekgoma Memorial hospital into a 24-hours clinic service.
The Minister of Infrastructure and Housing Development Mmusi Kgafela during the announcement noted that the facility will now enable the people of Serowe and surrounding areas to get more health services within their vicinity.
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De Beers, a diamond giant in Botswana is hopeful that the festive period will see a bounce back in earnings. The first half of the year witnessed a drop in earnings by 54% as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. This slump also affects Botswana, as government revenues are derived … Read More
Morupule Coal Mine (MCM) has announced plans to construct a multi-purpose stadium in Palapye, Botswana.
According to the community liaison manager Letsibogo Ndwap, the mine’s board of directors had approved USD1m (P12.3 million) for phase one of the project.
Ndwap said the stadium would be situated at the Palapye area … Read More