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Neckartal dam site abuzz with preparations

The Neckartal construction site on the banks of the Fish River is a beehive of activity where contractors have spent the last few months erecting the infrastructure on the supply side, before construction of the main dam wall can begin. Located some 60km north-east of Keetmanshoop, this reservoir for which the planning was done more than 100 years ago by the German colonial government before 1914, will become Namibia’s biggest fresh water lake. The Neckartal project was embroiled in several disputes between tenderers before the preparatory phase could start earlier this year. When full, it will exceed Hardap’s capacity four times.

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