Chinese companies reap billions from local projects

source: BOPA
03 May, 2010

GABORONE – About 24 Chinese construction companies are currently engaged in major government projects at an estimated total cost of P20 billion, Infrastructure Science and Technology Minister, Mr Johnnie Swartz has revealed.

Giving a key note address at the consultative meeting between his ministry and Chinese contractors on project implementation challenges, last Thursday, Mr Swartz said he chose to engage Chinese contractors alone, because they formed the majority of contractors in government construction projects.

According to Mr Swartz, the countrys construction industry had experienced bottlenecks associated with inadequate skilled manpower, poor workmanship and cost overruns.

Above all, he said the construction industry reputation also continued to be tarnished by small groups of unscrupulous operators and rogue traders through unprofessional practices.

Therefore, the purpose of the meeting was to award Chinese contractors an opportunity to voice their side of [continue reading]

  1. No wonder,that everything is falling apart,if

    you,Batswana,hire Chinese construction companies.

    Within one year there were two earthquakes in China…just

    recently almost 3000 people died,because their houses are

    constructed so badly and could not withstand the


    You should hire German construction companies like HochTief.

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