President says FNB of Namibia’s new building in capital is a clear indication that country’s economic future remains positive

WINDHOEK: President Hage Geingob says First National Bank (FNB) of Namibia’s new building in the capital is a clear indication that the country’s economic future remains positive.

The president was speaking during the official opening of the new state-of-the-art FNB building in Windhoek’s central business district today.

The building on the corner of Independence Avenue and Fidel Castro Street, opposite Zoo Park, was constructed at a cost of N.dollars 600 million.

It consists of 11 floors of which five are above ground and six underground to provide much-needed parking space in the centre of town.

To prepare the construction of the building, the contractors had to remove 66 722 cubic meters of earth, and needed 3.6 million bricks.