Hardap resort facelift nears completion

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Site foremen Trevor Moody and Andy Balzar discuss renovation plans at the Hardap resort with workers Harold Van Neel and Michael Katzao.

MARIENTAL – The multi-million dollar upgrading and renovation project at the Hardap Dam resort near Mariental is progressing well and the first phase of the project will be completed and handed over to Namibia Wildlife Resorts towards the end of the year.

Ngenno Himarwa, co-owner of Mariental Construction Company that was awarded the N$40 million tender for the upgrade and renovation of the resort, says everything is on course and he expects the job to be completed by October as scheduled.

The first phase of the upgrade and renovation exercise comprise of a restaurant, conference facilities, a swimming pool, as well as twenty bungalows. Himarwa said the only drawback to progress at this stage is the extremely hard concrete surfaces of most of the old structures, since the dam is very old. “We managed to deliver as we have indicated during the tendering process,” he said.

Residents of Mariental will no doubt be delighted with the news, since the Hardap resort, boasts the only swimming pool in the area and has been closed to the public for more than two years now. In an earlier interview with Mariental mayor Alex Kamburute, he informed New Era that the municipality plans to build a new public swimming pool at the town to bring relief to residents, who have to endure the high temperatures experienced in the region, especially during the summer months.

 

By Hoandi !Gaeb 

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