The Roads Contractor Company (RCC), which is tasked with the construction and maintenance of the country's roads, on Tuesday received nine brand new graders it bought from Barloworld Equipment Namibia.
The acquisition cost RCC about N$16 million.
According to the Chief Executive Officer of the RCC, Engelhard Haihambo, his company vows to add value to all stakeholders' projects by delivering quality products and services on time.
He added that the nine new graders are part of the RCC's fleet rejuvenation process and that more acquisitions can be expected in the near future to replace the state-owned company's aging fleet.
"It is our firm belief that with the new state-of-the-art graders the RCC will be able to remain more competitive and continue to tender for a wide range of construction projects in the public and private sector," said Haihambo.
The nine graders make up a consignment of 13 graders procured from Barloworld.
The remaining four graders are expected to be delivered towards the end of this month.
The new graders will be deployed to various projects as soon as they are fitted with tracking devices, licences and two-way radios, an exercise that is already in progress.
RCC currently has about 80 graders in operation throughout the country. These graders are used for the RCC's Gravel Maintenance Programme that caters for around 60 per cent of Namibia's gravel roads.