Consulting Firm Employ 20

| June 11, 2015

At least 20 unemployed graduates and out-of-school youths have been engaged in the ongoing country-wide traffic surveys and counts conducted by Canadian consulting firm, CPCS Transcom Ltd.

A press release from the Ministry of Transport and Communications stated that the young graduates, supported by police officers, had so far concluded capturing data along the A1 road in the Lobatse and Ramokgwebana area.

The surveys, the release said, would provide data on travel patterns and assess public willingness to pay for any changes that might be effected to improve services. “Significantly, these changes will impact on the quality of life of Batswana,” added the release.

CPCS Transcom Ltd has been contracted by the Ministry of Transport and Communications to develop the National Transport Master Plan and the Greater Gaborone Master Plan.

The data will be used to prepare the National Transport Master Plan that will support the economic and social development of the country for the next 15-20 years.

The plan will set out programmes for the improvement of road, rail and air transport and explore opportunities in pipeline, riverine and maritime modes of transport. Additionally, the plan will also ensure that the country is better integrated with the region to meet the needs of a diversifying economy to create jobs and raise living standards.

Similar surveys are being run in the Lephepe area, where another group of 20 young unemployed graduates and out-of-school youths have been engaged to capture data.

The surveys, the release says, have embraced the use of new technologies and systems developed by a Botswana company, Best Web Ltd. These nation-wide surveys will be concluded in July 2015 and the public is urged to support the exercise for the betterment of the country.

Source : Ministry of Transport and Communications

Source : Botswana Daily News

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