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MT&C Bulletin February 2012
01/03/12
KASANE AIRPORT RUNWAY CONSTRUCTION COMMENCES
KASANE AIRPORT RUNWAY CONSTRUCTION COMMENCES
, Kasane, One of Botswana’s tourism towns will soon be transformed into a high class tourism destination, after construction on the Kasane Airport is complete. The construction involves extension and strengthening the existing 2km runway to 3km at an estimated cost of P188 million. Construction of the project commenced in November 2011 and is expected to be complete in May 2013. Once completed the airport should be able to handle wide bodied aircrafts of Boeing 737 or equivalent with 230 pax at peak hour.The design for the terminal building is on going and is expected to be complete by June 2012. These developments are expected to also facilitate direct routes from across the world
MAUN BRIDGE CONSTRUCTION TO BEGIN
Maun During his tour of the Ngamiland Area, The Minister of Transport and Communications Hon, Molefhi told residents of Toteng and Shakawe that Maun will have a new Bridge. The bridge will replace the one way traffic bridge which is current used. The new project is expected to start in April and is expected to take two years to complete. The bridge is expected to contribute significantly to the tourism industry.
TOTENG VILLAGE TO GET A BAILEY BRIDGE,
Maun The Ministry of Transport continues to commit to service excellence. This was demonstrated when the Minister of Transport and Communications, Honorable Nonofo E. Molefhi undertook a fact finding mission of services and products provided by the ministry in the Okavango and Ngamiland Districts last week. The Minister addressed Kgotla meetings in Toteng and Shakawe villages DRTS CONDUCTS TYRE AND TRAILER WORKSHOP, Maun The Department Of Road Transport and Safety conducted a two day (2) tyre and trailers workshop in Maun, from the 9th to the 10th of February 2012, for the Maun and Gantsi region.The purpose of the workshop was to enlighten the 32 participants from the DRTS and Botswana Traffic Police on the tyres and small sized trailers. For example, some detailed information was provided on the writings and markings found on tyres. Expectation is that following this training, participants will now be able to share this information and educate the members of the public. DRTS ON CITIZEN EMPOWERMENT CAMPAGIN, Gaborone The Department of Road Transport and Safety held a citizen empowerment training for classes C and EC. The training started on January 16th 2012 and ended on the 3rd February 2012 in Gaborone. The purpose of the exercise is to empower and upgrade class B license holders to enable them to seek employment as truck and bus drivers. The targeted group was unemployed male and female Batswana citizen with a valid class B Drivers license. The course fee is P200 for theory test and P250 for practical tests - yard and road. Countrywide training is scheduled for the 13th February to the 3rd March 2012
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