Royal HaskoningDHV, together with Haskoning Botswana, has been awarded the contract to review the masterplan of the Sir Seretse Khama International Airport Special Economic Zone (SSKIA-SEZ), in Gaborone, Botswana.
Eight strategic areas across the country have been identified for promoting the development of a variety of industries that will lead to the diversification of the country’s economy through the public and private sectors, as well as public–private partnerships.
“The SSKIA-SEZ is a six-month project that is planned to be completed by the end of August and fits in well with our goal to help develop business and job opportunities on the continent,” Royal HaskoningDHV transport and planning Africa director Manfred Uken said in a statement.
The SSKIA-SEZ will be a mixed-use economic zone that will house several organisations, including the Civil Aviation Authority of Botswana and the Botswana Innovation Hub, which is a science and technology park to aid in diversifying the economy and helping transform Botswana into a knowledge economy.
Botswana Investment and Trade will also be incorporated within the mixed-use economic zone.