CoW sees (fire engine) red

08 October 2019 | Infrastructure

The City of Windhoek (CoW) has agreed to accept a donation of two Mitsubishi Fuso fire engines from the Embassy of the United States of America valued at N$2.2 million, pending approval by the Minister of Urban and Rural Development.
The model year of both fire engines is 1998 and the mileage on one is 31 941 kilometres while the other stands at 22 419 kilometres.
This donation would greatly enhance the City’s capacity of fire and rescue service delivery.
“The additional vehicles make it possible for the CoW to extend its emergency response capacity to the growing informal settlements; Windhoek Rural Constituency areas that fall within the extended boundary lines such as Ongos township development, Mix settlement, Groot Aub, Finkenstein, Hosea Kutako International Airport; and the coverage of important road networks such as the B1 road between Windhoek and Okahandja, Windhoek and Rehoboth and the Trans-Kalahari route,” the municipality said.
The donation includes shipping costs to Walvis Bay Port and Windhoek, while the CoW is responsible for administrative support to ensure that the vehicles are registered.
The vehicles were sourced from the US Department in Okinawa, Japan, and according to a CoW source, they are currently in transit to Namibia. - Nampa

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