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
A Chinese contractor that participated and won the tender for construction of Moshupa Primary Hospital in Botswana is rejected. Apparently, the state directorate of intelligence and security is claiming that the contractor is a threat to national security. Following this advise, the Botswana’s Public Procurement and Asset Disposal Board backed … Read More
Kabelo Motswagole, President of FIDIC Africa will speak on “learning lessons from how countries and governments have dealt with the COVID-19 pandemic”. This webinar explores what different countries have done, both in response to the spread of the virus and also the subsequent economic response and looks at the lessons … Read More
North West District Council (NWDC) in Botswana hopes to complete maintenance of 79 primary school soon. The announced was made by Deputy council chairperson, Mr Lekonne Masoko.
According to Masoko, “The project entails construction of new ablution facilities, maintenance of toilets, procurement of 10 000 litre water tanks and stands.”… Read More
Fibertex South Africa and Specifying Techniques, in conjunction with The Architects Association of Botswana (AAB) hosted a Continuous Professional Development (CPD) seminar in Gaborone recently.
“This forum – which was the first of its kind hosted by the newly formed AAB – forms part of the association’s accredited … Read More
Botswana celebrates its 53 years of independence from Britain.
The Republic of Botswana, a land-locked country in the southern part of Africa bordered by South Africa, Zimbabwe, Zambia, and Namibia; celebrated its 53 years of Independence on the 3oth of September 2019. Formerly known as the British protectorate of Bechuanaland; … Read More
Progress Updated on Mohembo Bridge Project in Botswana
Essential Cargo to enable the construction of the “crossed elephant tusk tower” at the Mohembo Bridge Project in Botswana has successfully arrived Walvis Bay, Namibia. Botswana, being a landlocked country will facilitate the transportation of the 10,720 metric tons cargo using 160 … Read More
Highlights of interesting activities at the Fidic-Gama 2019 conference in Kampala Uganda.
The 26th FIDIC-GAMA Infrastructure Conference in Kampala Uganda was littered with lots of interesting activities. The 3 days (12th – 14th May 2019) International conference organized by the Uganda Association of Consulting Engineers (UACE) and … Read More
Botswana Investment and Trade centre to increase trade with Zimbabwe from US$30 million to US$105 million.
Trade is an important commodity when it comes to Economic growth. This is why the Botswana Investment and Trade centre (BITC) is targeting opportunities in Zimbabwe.
BITC plans to increase trade with Zimbabwe from … Read More