Phase two of NYS training centre construction starting soon
18 Oct 2017 19:00pm
OSHAKATI, 18 OCT (NAMPA) - The National Youth Service (NYS) will soon host a ground breaking ceremony for the construction of phase two of the training centre at Rietfontein in the Otjozondjupa Region.
The ceremony is slated for 27 October this year, after which the construction of the over N.dollars 181 million complex is expected to start.
A media release issued on Wednesday, said the second phase of the institution will be built by the Chinese Government, which is the main sponsor in conjunction with the FADA Holding Group.
The phase will comprise one workshop, a clinic, accommodation facilities for 800 trainees and additional infrastructure of a sport stadium with a pavilion, the statement says.
The construction of the entire phase will be funded through a grant by the Chinese Government.
According to the institution, the country received an interest-free loan of over N.dollars 203 million for the construction of the National Youth Service Training Centre in 2003 after the two governments signed an economic and technical cooperation agreement.
Phase one of the project started in 2011 and was completed in 2015. It comprised five workshops, an administration block with a resource centre, a kitchen and dining hall, trainees accommodation for 800 trainees, 16 classrooms, 16 staff houses and netball and basketball courts.
The phase one infrastructure has been operational since early 2016 and was officially inaugurated by Vice President Dr Nickey lyambo, on 29 September 2016.