The public is informed that the official launch of the Economic Stimulus Programme

| February 9, 2016

The public is informed that the official launch of the Economic Stimulus Programme (ESP) will take place on Saturday 13th, February 2016 in Machaneng village, in the Tswapong/ Ramokgonami area. According to the Office of the President, the launch will be performed by His Excellency the President of the Republic of Botswana, Lieutenant General Dr. Seretse Khama Ian Khama and is expected to start at 08h00.

As part of the launch, the Ministry of Lands and Housing will also unveil Public Officers Housing Units that are already under construction in Machaneng. The houses will alleviate shortage of staff accommodation.

The Economic Stimulus Programme is a Government initiative aimed at boosting the national economy through accelerated job creation and citizen empowerment using the Economic Diversification Drive (EDD) and harnessing the Special Economic Zones (SEZs) programme for citizens.

Meanwhile the public is informed that Expressions of Interest (EOIs) for ESP tenders have been released for projects to be undertaken by the Ministry of Infrastructure, Science and Technology as well as the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development. Whilst the EOIs were on the Daily News and on the Government Facebook page, they can also be viewed at all District Commissioners' Offices around the country. Further updates on ESP will be provided as they unfold.

2) ESP MILESTONE -OPENING OF EOI FROM TOMORROW

The Office of the President is pleased to announce that the opening of Expression of Interests (EOIs) for construction projects under the Economic Stimulus Programme (ESP) will be done with effect from tomorrow, February 9th until February 16th, 2016. The opening of the EOIs will be done publicly at Boipuso Hall in Gaborone from 10am (10 o'clock in the morning) as per below:

Tuesday February 9th : Opening of EOIs for Grade E Contractors Wednesday February 10th: Grade B and C contractors Thursday February 11th: Grade A EOIs Friday February 12th: Grade OC EOIs Monday February 15th : Grade OC EOIs Tuesday February 16th: Grade OC EOIs

During the opening of the EOIs tender submissions, confirmation and announcement of names of all contractors and companies that have expressed interest to tender for projects that will be undertaken by Ministries of Infrastructure, Science and Technology and that of Education and Skills Development will be done publicly.

Meanwhile the public is informed that submission of EOIs for projects that fall under the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development is still open

Source: Republic of Botswana

Category: Technology

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