KALKFELD: The Namibia Development Cooperation (NDC) on Tuesday handed over a concept design and a construction site to Goro Investment Company tasked to build a business complex for the Kalkfeld community.
NDC Industrial Development Manager Koos van Staden told Nampa in an interview on Tuesday morning that the complex will be built in 18-months at a cost over N.dollars 14 million.
“It will be build on a 5 000 square metres plot comprising of a petrol station, several food shops, a community market and an internet café shop to mention a few,” said Van Staden.
He said the N.dollars 14 million will come from government’s national development budget being channeled through the Ministry of Trade and Industry to the NDC which will execute the entire business complex plan.
Van Staden stated that NDC will report back on the construction progress to the Ministry of Trade and Industry and to the National Planning Commission (NPC) every month.
The Goro Investment Company which won the construction tender was on Tuesday tasked to start building the business complex.
It was at the same occasion the Otjiwarongo Constituency Councillor Otto Iipinge in which Kalkfeld falls had applauded his Swapo-Party led Government for this brilliant initiative.
He said the idea to construct a business complex in Kalkfeld was born in February 2011 by the Otjozondjupa Regional Council.
“The idea is in line with bringing development to Kalkfeld so that we can turn it around and make it grow to a standard of a modern town,” he triumphed.
Iipinge said this project is one of the many approved projects by Otjozondjupa Regional Council earmarked for Kalkfeld Settlement.
He said the Otjozondjupa Regional Council has a master town plan already that will do away with the bucket toilet systems here in Kalkfeld before December 2012.
“The regional council has it on its developmental plans again to re-design the Kalkfeld Settlement,” said Iipinge.
Kalkfeld in 1991 was proclaimed village council, and in 1996 it was downgraded to a settlement, apparently, due to lack of development and infrastructure growths, said Donna Endjala, the Kalkfeld Settlement Chief Control Officer.