Namibian Government Rejects Areva’s Asking Price for Desal Plant

19 Jul 2016 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
WINDHOEK, Namibia
Premium

The Namibian government has rejected uranium miner Areva’s asking price of $200 million USD for its 26-million-cubic-meter-per-day Erongo Desalination Plant.Areva had offered to sell the plant to the government last month.Managing director Hilifa Mbako told reporters at the time that the company was only looking to recover the capital costs incurred for construction of the facility.“We are not out to make a quick buck from the sale of water,” he said. “Areva is here to mine uranium, but due to the scarcity and high demand for water as a result of the current drought situation across the country, this plant has become an asset to all sectors of the national economy...

Request Subscription

SUBSCRIBE FREE to "The Water Diplomat" (monthly), or try the OOSKAnews International Water Weekly (paid subscription)