Infrastructure

20 low-cost houses for fire victims

3 weeks ago - 08 October 2020 | Infrastructure

LEANDREA LOUWWALVIS BAYTwo months after a fire swept through the Otweya informal settlement in Walvis Bay, destroying homes, leaving hundreds homeless and killing a two-year-old boy, a groundbreaking ceremony for low-cost housing for 20 affected...

Health facilities handed over at southern border

1 month - 25 September 2020 | Infrastructure

Ariamsvlei • Elizabeth Joseph The Anglo American Namibia Foundation (AANF) in partnership with the DeBeers Group officially handed over and inaugurated brand new port health facilities at the Ariamsvlei / Noordoewer border today.The facilities are...

Govt launches housing census

1 month - 01 September 2020 | Infrastructure

JEMIMA BEUKESWINDHOEK The ministry of urban and rural development and the Namibia Statistics Agency (NSA) have embarked on a housing survey that will contribute to a national housing information system.At a press briefing yesterday,...

Police village in the pipeline

2 months ago - 21 August 2020 | Infrastructure

NAMPAWINDHOEKWith many police officers unable to afford decent accommodation in Windhoek, the Namibian Police Force (NamPol) is looking at constructing a police village to house its members. Windhoek has simply become too expensive to live...

Housing high on the agenda in Erongo

2 months ago - 17 August 2020 | Infrastructure

ADOLF KAURESWAKOPMUNDErongo governor Neville Andre has announced that Farm 37 will be ready for occupation by October.“People living in backyard shacks, residents of Otweya informal settlement and other densely populated areas will soon be moved...

Huge housing backlog in Windhoek

2 months ago - 11 August 2020 | Infrastructure

ELLANIE SMITWINDHOEKThe housing backlog in Windhoek is about 100 000 units and is rising at 3.5% per year, according to the latest report by First...

AR’s Goreangab plots still being serviced five years later

3 months ago - 28 July 2020 | Infrastructure

OGONE TLHAGEWINDHOEKLand that the Affirmative Repositioning movement proposed for mass housing in Windhoek’s Goreangab informal settlement as part of a deal struck with State House...

War vets furious over housing 'propaganda'

3 months ago - 15 July 2020 | Infrastructure

ILENI NANDJATOONESIPeople's Liberation Army of Namibia (PLAN) pioneer war veterans - most of whom are still living in poverty and squalor - say they are...

Harambee target still unachieved

4 months ago - 09 June 2020 | Infrastructure

KENYA KAMBOWERUNDUPresident Hage Geingob's administration has not yet attained the goal of water security outlined by the Harambee Prosperity Plan (HPP) - a national plan...

Massive capital projects delayed

4 months ago - 05 June 2020 | Infrastructure

Phillepus UusikuThe arrival of Covid-19 has had far-reaching consequences on Namibia, with major road-building projects delayed in the Windhoek area.There are three ongoing projects in...

Congested roads expected

5 months ago - 07 May 2020 | Infrastructure

ELLANIE SMIT WINDHOEK With the national lockdown officially being lifted, thousands of Namibians are expected to start travelling again, causing major...

'Land or death'

5 months ago - 06 May 2020 | Infrastructure

Kenya KamboweRUNDUAt Rundu's Sauyemwa Extension 1, squatters are demanding that the local authority provide them with land.They further said the town council must “forget” about...

Infrastructure

NHE offers 3 months payment...

6 months ago - 06 April 2020 | Infrastructure

NAMPAGOBABIS As part of its response to the challenges posed by the coronavirus, the National Housing Enterprise (NHE) has offered payment relief to its...

Increased access to water and...

7 months ago - 25 March 2020 | Infrastructure

ELLANIE SMIT A total of 7 684 boreholes have been drilled and fitted since independence and 51 water supply schemes have...

Water governance outdated

7 months ago - 23 March 2020 | Infrastructure

ELLANIE SMIT WINDHOEKThere is an urgent need for a legally binding water regulatory framework, therefore government should enforce the Water Resource Management Act of 2013.This...

Windhoek's land price headache

7 months ago - 17 March 2020 | Infrastructure

It costs about N$522 393 to build a three-bedroom house in Windhoek, compared to N$331 980 for the same house at Keetmanshoop, because of varying...

Trans-Kalahari rail project still on

7 months ago - 17 March 2020 | Infrastructure

OGONE TLHAGE TransNamib CEO Johny Smith says there is still interest from the Namibian and Botswana governments to bring the Trans-Kalahari rail...

Neckartal Dam inaugurated

7 months ago - 16 March 2020 | Infrastructure

The N$5.6 billion Neckartal Dam was officially handed over to the government last week by the contractor, Salini Impregilo.Speaking at the handover, Vice-president Nangolo Mbumba...

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