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Arandis to Areva in blue suede shoes

Arandis Mayor, Daniel Muhuura (with blue suede shoes) helping Areva’s care and maintenance team to open the new road linking the mining town Arandis with the Trekkopje uranium mine of Areva. Managing Director Hilifa Mbako (right) hides under a large sunhat.

Arandis Mayor, Daniel Muhuura (with blue suede shoes) helping Areva’s care and maintenance team to open the new road linking the mining town Arandis with the Trekkopje uranium mine of Areva. Managing Director Hilifa Mbako (right) hides under a large sunhat.

Areva’s engineering team formed a joint venture with the on-site road maintenance contractor, HH Schultz to construct a 28-kilometre gravel road from Trekkopje Mine to Arandis railway, a first of its kind link that runs through the central business area of Arandis.
The road was inaugurated on 15 August by the Mayor of Arandis, Daniel Muhuura, a milestone for the town that was celebrated by all employees and stakeholders. Muhuura applauded Areva Namibia during the launch saying, “this event underpins the development commitment from Areva Namibia with the Arandis Town Council and the communities that are beneficiaries of this road. Areva Namibia has been a serious development partner and has contributed immensely to the social economic transformation of our town through the partnership that we have shared over the years.” “Our most valuable asset, employees will benefit now by a safer and shorter travelling time,” said Hilifa Mbako, Managing Director of Areva Namibia.
“In comparison, this road was a cost saving and done in record time; the first road running through the central business area of Arandis, benefitting the local community,” he said.

Muhuura underlined the importance of this link as “a major investment that will not only benefit the mine, but also the overall road users in terms of less traffic on the B2 road.”
“Industrial development must cater for sustainable development and we need to make sure that we put safety measures in place to enable us to strike a fair balance in maintaining our production, our workforce and our nation in a much safer environment,” he said.

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