Engineers Arm for Road Building

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By Staff Reporter

WINDHOEK

Thirty-seven young engineers have acquired skills that will be used towards the development of the country’s road infrastructure.

The Roads Authority arranged the two-month training on road construction and maintenance in collaboration with its German development cooperation partner, InWEnt Capacity Building International.

The training, attended by participants from the City of Windhoek, the Roads Authority, Roads Contractor Company and various engineering consultancies focused on various modules such as design, contract law, engineering materials, the sampling and testing thereof, project planning, design and management, information technology in roads engineering, labour-based construction and HIV/AIDS in the workplace.

Selected lecturers equipped the engineers and technicians with knowledge about a wide range of practical matters they will deal with in their everyday professional life, which they did not obtain through formal courses.

Deputy Minister of Works, Transport and Communication Stefanus Mogotsi asked the young roads engineers and technicians to commit their newly acquired knowledge and skills towards the development of the country’s roads infrastructure.

He said at a handover ceremony of certificates that the engineers and technicians were now much more competent to carry out better construction and maintenance work on Namibia’s roads.

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