05 Mar 2016 15:50pm
KARIBIB, 05 MAR (NAMPA) A solar power plant that will supply electricity to the national power grid will be established in Karibib this year.
The groundbreaking ceremony for the five megawatt plant will take place on 01 April and the plant is expected to be operational in July.
Karibib Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Lesley Goreseb on Friday said the N.dollars 100 million development is being carried out by a company in which the council owns 2.5 per cent shares.
He was speaking to Nampa after the official opening of the Karibib Travel and Tourism Fair.
Goreseb said the plant will supply electricity directly to national power utility NamPower for national distribution.
We as the council, are doing this to support Governments efforts to generate power and keep the lights on, he said.
The Karibib CEO however said it is too early to reveal further details on the project such as the name of the company or possible employment figures as the council is still ironing out the last details this month.
Further details will be revealed at the groundbreaking ceremony. For now we just want to inform the people.
The CEO also said the council is currently developing 35 plots for industrial and manufacturing purposes, which are to be completed this year.
With regards to the travel and tourism fair Goreseb said it is aimed at marketing the town, attracting investors, promoting tourism and giving locals an opportunity to sell their products.
Deputy Minister of Public Enterprises Engel Nawatiseb, the patron of the Karibib fair, officially opened the event.
The event should not be used as a get-together, but as a platform for local people and visitors to network, exchange ideas and identify business opportunities, he said.
The third edition of the Karibib Travel and Tourism Fair will take place from 26 to 28 March 2016.
Planned activities include exhibitions, a music concert, a beauty pageant and fundraising gala dinner.