16 Jul 2015 17:20pm
TSUMKWE, 16 JUL (NAMPA) The Ministry of Home Affairs and Immigration is busy constructing 18 brick houses at the Dobe Border Post for its officials.
Dobe Border Post is situated approximately 50 kilometres east of Tsumkwe in the Otjozondjupa Region, separating Namibia and Botswana.
Neu Olulya Trading CC from Keetmanshoop in the //Karas Region won the tender last year, and has already cleared off bushes on the site.
According to the site engineer, Robert Archman, the digging of trenches and other construction activities on the project started on 24 June 2015.
We are tasked to build 18 houses, and expected to hand them to the Ministry of Home Affairs and Immigration within 18 months, Archman told Nampa in an interview at the site on Wednesday.
Archman said the construction includes some civil work by means of servicing the piece of land where the houses will be built.
He explained that his team is expected to lay sewerage and water pipelines.
Streets between houses will be also created in the process, Archman said.
The total cost for this phase-one project is approximately N.dollars 40 million.
Then, phase-two will follow with the construction of offices and the drilling of a borehole.
Dobe Border Post has already some operational offices for the immigration officials, members of the Namibian Police Force (NamPol) and officials in the Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Forestrys Division of Veterinary Services.
Majority of government officials are accommodated in temporary housing structures.