Hello and welcome to the second edition of The Projects Magazine. First, let me take this opportunity to thank you for the positive feedback and remarkable support on our first issue published in November.
The reception is super incredible, we are grateful and even more charged to continue delivering the latest developments; news and leading stories on this critical industries and sectors of the economy: engineering, mining, construction energy, property development and manufacturing.
Exciting opportunities are clearly on sight as Government, companies and investment organisations set aside billions of Pulas for ongoing and upcoming projects.
In this issue, we have captured the latest news and leading stories as the curtain closes on 2021.
It has been a spectacular year as far as projects are concerned, albeit COVID-19 induced challenges, things are happening: multi-million pula water projects, construction of new malls, mining expansion projects, exceptional diamond recoveries, just to name but a few.
In our leading story, we feature the Morupule Coal Mine Motheo Project groundbreaking officiated by President Dr Mokgweetsi Masisi in late November.
While going through this edition, you will also come across Parliament’s recent appropriation of additional P1.8 billion for ongoing water projects.
You will also read about the recent major property acquisition as Letlole La Rona clinched on almost a third of Rail Park.
Botswana Housing Corporation (BHC) has registered impressive comeback, triple jump for half-year profits; and many other exciting developments are covered in this edition.
Last but not least let me reiterate as we all already know, that we live in the new normal, underpinned by a contagious plague that mutates and takes many other different forms from time to time.
This is clearly a challenge the world has never seen before, but humanity has the power to overcome everything; we have defeated other unprecedented calamities before and COVID-19 will not be an exception.
Defence mechanisms against this new Omicron variant are still the same protocols as with other preceding variants: wash your hands with soap regularly, wear your mask, sanitise, stay home and avoid unnecessary travels, most importantly let us get vaccinated.
I wish you a merry Christmas and prosperous New Year as you dig into this edition. Stay safe and enjoy your read…