WINDHOEK, SEPT. 13 – Mobile Telecommunications Limited (MTC), recently expressed satisfaction with the steady progress made thus far in its massive network improvement 081EVERY1 Project.
Latest figures indicate that MTC received all 524 Environmental clearance certifications from the Ministry of Environment, in addition to an expected completion of 85 brand new sites within the next three months.
Company Spokesperson and Chief Human Capital & Corporate Affairs Officer at MTC, Tim Ekandjo, said: “I am happy to confirm that we have received environmental clearance approvals for all 524 sites and all contractors have commenced with the construction of their allocated sites.”
Ekandjo says to date, 85 sites have been handed over to contractors and 46 of the 85 sites having commenced with civil works already.
Also a further 12 sites out of the 85 sites have reached milestone level 2. Milestone level 2 implies that a tower structure and its perimeter fencing is completed, however only power supply and equipment installation still outstanding.
The 85 sites are spread in the following regions as follows: Karas 6 sites, Erongo 5 sites, Hardap 7 sites, Kavango East 7 sites, Kavango West 7 sites, Khomas 4 sites, Kunene 1 sites, Ohangwena 6 sites, Omaheke 7 sites, Omusati 7 sites, Oshana 6 sites, Oshikoto 7 sites, Otjozondupa 9 sites and Zambezi 6 sites.
MTC expects the sites to be completed by end November, before the sites are handed over to the communities.
The Project was launched a little less than a year ago, and while MTC is happy with the progress made so far, there have been no shortage of challenges.
“(There have been delays.)The delays cited are just basic sluggishness in the executing of decision and implementations, whilst other are more complex resulting in a quagmire and work stalls,” said Ekandjo. – NDN Staffer