CoW budgets N.dollars 209 million for capital projects

16 Jul 2017 09:40am
WINDHOEK, 16 JUL (NAMPA) – The City of Windhoek (CoW) has allocated over N.dollars 209 million from its 2017/18 budget to major capital developmental projects in its 10 constituencies.
This was announced by Mayor Muesee Kazapua at the launch of the CoW’s public meetings for 2017 here on Saturday.
He said the identification and allocation of resources per constituency were a result of previous public meetings held with citizens last year.
He however made it clear that “like any other budgetary process, not all project requests that we received from our residents could be accommodated, due to limited resources.”
Approved projects include the establishment of a waste water treatment plant at Ongos for N.dollars 3.5 million, an upgrade of Monte Christo Road at N.dollars 2 million and the construction of a new fire station worth N.dollars 2 million in the Moses Garoeb constituency.
Kazapua said an amount of N.dollars 15 million is earmarked for the servicing of land in Okahandja Park, while N.dollars 53 million is budgeted for Goreangab Extension 4 in the Samora Machel constituency.
An amount of N.dollars 2 million will go towards the development of Herero Mall in the Katutura Central constituency.
Katutura East constituency received N.dollars 2 million for a new Lafrenz Reservoir, while N.dollars 39 million will go toward a Lafrenz Electrical Load Centre and N.dollars 2.5 million will go towards the construction of Bonsmara Street Market in the Northern Industrial Area.
The Khomasdal constituency received N. dollars 2 million for the upgrading of roads in Otjomuise, N.dollars 7 million for road tarring and N.dollars 700 000 for electricity provision in new Otjomuise.
The Windhoek West constituency will see the upgrading of Sam Nujoma Road at a cost of N.dollars 1.6 million while N.dollars 1.6 million will be used for the upgrading of the Western Bypass off-ramps.
Auas Road will be upgraded at a cost of N.dollars 2 million and Academia Extension 1 Arterials at a cost of N.dollars 3.1 million, while a new furnace will be purchased for the crematorium for N.dollars 1.2 million.
Other projects in the Windhoek West Constituency include the construction of a park in Dorado Park at a cost of N.dollars 85 672 and the creation of a new cemetery site in Rocky Crest for N.dollars 1 million.
N.dollars 3 million will be used for the Windhoek Hochland second electrical feeder and N.dollars 2.5 million for reconfiguration of the Central Business District medium voltage circuit.
The Windhoek East constituency received N.dollars 11.5 million for deep well-drilling, N.dollars 700 000 to link the Southern Bypass with Sam Nujoma Drive and N.dollars 5 million for the development of the Kupferberg Landfill site.
There are also plans to replace the Luiperds Valley electrical line for N.dollars 2 million, while N.dollars 40 million will be spent on developing a new residential area in Auasblick.
The Windhoek Rural constituency, particularly Mix Settlement and Brakwater, received N.dollars 2 million for a new reservoir and bulk pipeline and N.dollars 1.5 million for the Brakwater road master plan respectively.