Keetmanshoop to build sewer line and service plots

12 Feb 2015 17:40pm
KEETMANSHOOP, 12 FEB (NAMPA) – The Keetmanshoop Municipality on Wednesday awarded two tenders worth N.dollars 9 million for a bulk sewer line and the servicing of 240 plots at the town.
A local construction company, TJ Civil Technology received a N.dollars 5 million tender to build a sewer line directly from Tseiblaagte, a suburb in Keetmanshoop, to the sewer pond located just outside the town. The pipe will be 2,6 kilometres long and is expected to relief the perpetual problem of sewage overflow at the town.
In an interview with Nampa on Thursday, Jegg Christiaan, senior manager of Local Economic Development and Community Services at the municipality, said that development and general population growth resulted into the sewer volume expansion at the town.
“This growth thus necessitates the improvement of our town’s sewerage system and the envisaged bulk sewer line will go a long way in alleviating the pressure on the entire system,” he said.
Another tender worth N.dollars 4 million was awarded to Windhoek-based Premium Trading Enterprises for the servicing of 100 erven at Tseiblaagte and 140 erven at Krönlein residential suburbs.
The plots are part of the next phase of the mass housing initiative and the servicing is for water and sewerage infrastructure. The arrangements for roads and electricity infrastructure at the new developments will be handled by the municipality.
The projects are managed under the Targeted Intervention Programme for Employment and Economic Growth (TIPEEG) funds and are expected to be completed in July.