Rebuild S/Phikwe into logistics hub � BB

Moatshe. PIC: BOINGOTLO SEITSHIRO
Moatshe. PIC: BOINGOTLO SEITSHIRO

A Business Botswana (BB) task team instituted last year to look into the closure of the BCL and Tati Nickel Mining Company (TNMC) has recommended setting up Selebi-Phikwe as an engineering, transport and manufacturing hub.

The six-member team indicated that infrastructure is already in place in the town for undertaking major engineering projects, adding that the companies have already invested in the necessary plant and equipment.

“There is an elaborate railway network that could be used to ferry heavy materials from these factories to projects all over the country including the power generation expansions in Palapye,” BB chief executive officer, Racious Moatshe said.

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