P500m glass project on course
12 March, 2010
PALAPYE – The over P500 million glass manufacturing project in Palapye is expected to be in full swing towards the end of 2011.
The project, which is a joint venture between the Botswana Development Corporation (BDC) and China, will produce float glass mainly for the construction industry.
Briefing the Minister of Minerals, Energy and Water Resources, Mr Ponatshego Kedikilwe during his visit recently, the Principal Operations Officer for the BDC, Mr Isaac Nthomola said the preparatory work started last April.
This, he said, also entailed the environmental impact assessment, which ensured that they were eligible for a mining licence.
As for raw materials, Mr Nthomola noted that the project would get the silica sand from Mmamabula, coal from Morupule while they are [continue reading]