Minister explains how glass plant went to Palapye

Date: 5 March 2012
Minister explains how glass plant went to PalapyeSELEBI-PHIKWE: Palapye was chosen as the site for a glass manufacturing company because of the availability of raw materials like silica around the town, the Minister of Trade and Industry, Dorcus Makgato-Malesu, has said.

Addressing a full council meeting in Selebi-Phikwe yesterday, Malesu said government did not decide where developments were to be located around the country; instead, that depended on certain considerations by the investor.She disclosed that Botswana Exports and Development Authority (BEDIA) often requested landboards around the country to submit their land banks for consideration when investment opportunities arose. "Some landboards were very responsive to this request and Palapye was one of them," she said. "Others delayed.Investors need efficiency."

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