03 Oct 2015 10:50am
KEETMANSHOOP, 03 OCT (NAMPA) The construction of the India Wing at the University of Namibia (Unam) Jose Eduardo dos Santos Campus at Ongwediva is complete.
The wing is made up of three buildings that will house the department of mining and metallurgical engineering, the department of electronics and computer engineering and the campus library.
The wing was constructed with a grant of nearly N.dollars 170 million from the Government of India, according to a statement issued by the High Commission of India on Thursday. Construction commenced in 2010.
The buildings were viewed by the High Commissioner of India, Kumar Tuhin last week. He was accompanied by his wife, Deepa, and his Head of Chancery, Vinay Kumar.
The Indian diplomat expressed his happiness at the completion of the project and described the finished project as beautiful and well-structured with all the necessary facilities.
The trio was accompanied by Prof. Frank Kavishe, Dean of Engineering and Information Technology (IT) at the northern campus on a tour of the newly constructed building.
Kavishe told Nampa on the phone Friday that the India wing was the second section of the planned pentagon shaped Unam campus.
The first completed part is the Namibia wing, which currently houses all other departments of the campus. This cost the Namibian Government N.dollars 156 million.
Construction of a third section of the campus will commence in January 2016, Kavishe said.
It will be called the Germany Wing and will be financed by the German Government.
The Ongwediva campus is home to Unams Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology.
It has 300 students and opened in 2009.