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RA injects N$130 million in Northern road upgrades

Mon, 12 August 2013 02:44
by Villager Reporter
Business

The country’s road network manager, Roads Authority (RA) has injected N$130 million for the upgrading of roads and the construction of labour based projects in the Ohangwena, Oshikoto and Omusati regions.
The two projects are expected to create employment opportunities to about 410 Namibians.
The beneficiaries are Omusati in which a road upgrading to bitumen standards will be effected, while the labour-based construction projects will be carried out in Oshikoto and Ohangwena Regions.
Construction is expected to commence in two weeks.  
Chief Executive Officer of the RA, Conrad Lutombi this week announced the respective companies that will carry out the work on the million dollar projects.
Onamagongwa Trading Enterprises CC is the plant contractor, for the upgrading to bitumen standard of District Road 3615 from Oshikuku to Onamutuku through Elim in the Omusati Region.
District Road 3615 is approximately 16 km, and it will be constructed at the value of N$ 65, 6m and jointly financed by the Road Fund Administration (RFA) and the Namibian government, said Lutombi.
Iinongo Trading Enterprises CC is the SME partner in this project.
Another contract has been handed out to Indigenous Construction,  for the construction of a new gravel road (District Road 3649) from Onalulago to Epembe in the Oshikoto and Ohangwena Regions.  
"District Road 3649 is approximately 42 km and it will be constructed the value of N$ 53,6m financed solely by the government of the Republic of Namibia. This gravel road will be constructed using the labour based construction methods," said Lutombi.
Indigenous Constructions will carry out the work together with six labour-based road and concrete works SMEs namely, Kapandu Construction, Pirose Investments, TNT Nambahu Trading & Project, RN Mavenjono Trading Project, Ndinayo Trading Enterprises CC as well as T and P Trading Enterprises.
Said Lutombi, "I would like to express my sincere gratitude to our government and RFA for continuously availing funds to develop and expand Namibia’s national road network and regional economic needs in pursuit of our Vision 2030. I would also like to congratulate the plant contractors and all SME contractors on the successful tendering."