P900m fuel storage facility takes off

The custodian of the project is Botswana Oil while government provides funding PIC: BOTSWANA OIL
The custodian of the project is Botswana Oil while government provides funding PIC: BOTSWANA OIL

FRANCISTOWN: The lead contractor for the expansion of the much anticipated P900 million Francistown fuel storage facility has finally been identified and work at the construction site (Dumela industrial area) will soon begin in full swing.

The contractor, Concorn-EH a joint venture, is currently mobilising and has been at the site for two weeks. This is according to the project manager Kabelo Lanka. The custodian of the project is Botswana Oil while government provides funding.

Lanka who is also a project engineer at Botswana Oil was briefing stakeholders in Francistown this week. The facility will be expanded from a capacity of 30 million litres to 95 million litres to augment the existing two government storage facilities currently in use.

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