City TIPEEG project to take off soon
The N$110 million Targeted Investment Programme for Employment and Economic Growth (TIPEEG) funded project for the City of Windhoek is expected to take off soon, with the selection of tenders currently under way.
Roger Gertze, strategic executive of finance at the municipality, said that the municipality is currently considering tenders for the first phase.
“The first phase will be the green field development of Otjomuise Extension 10. An award would be made soon, after which the works will commence,” Gertze said.
The municipality received N$110 million for the 2011/2012 financial year under the TIPEEG programme, which has been earmarked for development projects.
The mayor of Windhoek, Elaine Trepper said that the municipality is now busy implementing the projects, through which water, sanitation roads and electricity services will be provided to residents.
In an interview with the Economist late last year, Steven Hochobeb of the City of Windhoek, said that in addition to the development of Otjomuise Extension 10, development activities will also include the surveying and layout designs for Ongulumbashe, Havana Extensions 1 and 2, Havana Broader, Okahandja Park A, B, C and D.
It is estimated that the development project will take about 11 to 12 months and will commence as soon as the tender is awarded.
In the meantime, “the City is expected to receive N$ 100 million in the 2012/2013 financial year and another N$ 100 million in the 2013/2014 financial year. The remaining N$ 200 million will also be spent in the informal areas to upgrade and provide water, sanitation, roads and electricity services,” Gertze said.