The Nkurenkuru Town Council has commenced with phase one of the servicing of over 300 erven through a partnership with the Development Bank of Namibia (DBN), the town council’s Chief Executive Officer Petrus Sindimba said on Tuesday.The erven are situ…
The Nkurenkuru Town Council has commenced with phase one of the servicing of over 300 erven through a partnership with the Development Bank of Namibia (DBN), the town council’s Chief Executive Officer Petrus Sindimba said on Tuesday.
The erven are situated in Extension Six, Sindimba told Nampa in an interview.
Last year DBN signed an agreement with the Nkurenkuru Town Council NTC for a feasibility study for the town’s proposed Extension Six, funded by the bank’s Project Preparation Fund.
The bank provided N.dollars 2.5 million as a grant which would also fund the provision of bulk services for the land if found feasible. The extension contains an allocation of serviced land for residential and business purposes, as well as government, local authority and institutional entities vital to delivering social services to the residents of Nkurenkuru and the Kavango West Region.
“The project is definitely feasible as the contractors are currently laying potable water pipes and have already dug trenches, laid sewer pipes and constructed manholes,” Sindimba said.
The 300 erven have been demarcated, while space for roads has also been cleared.
The CEO said seven main roads will be tarred and the rest gravelled.
Phase one of the project is expected to be completed in September.
Sindimba said it is hoped the new extension will boost Nkurenkuru’s economic development and improve the livelihoods of residents in terms of access to housing, which will cater for middle to upper level income owners.
Developing Nkurenkuru will also enhance economic activity that will in turn spread to outlying settlements and areas, he stated.
Source: Namibia Press Agency