Tses Village Council Receives N$17.9 Million in Government Funding for
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- TSES, Namibia, September 7, 2013 (Tses Glass) --
TSES, Namibia - September 7, 2013 - The development of Tses Glass, Africa's largest
dynamic glass manufacturing hub in Tses, Namibia, is effecting a need for an unprecedented
development of infrastructure in Tses, including the re-planning and re-designing of a
new Town of Tses, the construction of streets and roads, electricity, water, and sewage
facilities, as well as all the necessary resources needed to efficiently serve the current
and residents of Tses, as a result of the Tses Glass development and its industrial anchor
To facilitate a better climate in order for Tses Village Council to meet its economic
development need, the Namibian Government through the Targeted Intervention Program for
Employment and Economic Growth (TIPEEG) has given N$17.9 million to Tses Village Council
for the development of the needed infrastructure to accommodate the development of Tses
Glass and its industrial anchor projects (Namibian Sun Newspaper, September 4, 2013, page 4).
"This is certainly a great step forward in order to enable the Village of Tses to best
create a better environment for its current and future inhabitants, whilst at the same time
providing lucrative opportunities for the expected influx of other investors through the
viability of Tses Glass within the area. And this N$17.9 million is just a small portion
of the needed approximately N$700 million in the next 7 years for the Village of Tses to
efficiently serve its purpose," states Simon Kapenda, Co-founder and Managing Director of
Tses Glass, and Chief Planner and Economic Development Officer of the new Town of Tses.
According to the Glass Manufacturing Job Multiplier Effect, the development of Tses Glass
and anchor industrial projects expect to create more than 47,000 direct and more than 230,000
indirect better paying job opportunities in Tses and throughout Namibia. "Given the fact that
on an average there are about 5 people per each household in Namibia, then the total number of
expected employees of Tses Glass factory alone in Tses is expected to cause more than 240,000
new residents in the Tses area within the next 7 years, with all of these will require sufficient
basic services, supplies, and infrastructure for their daily living needs," states Ivan Vries,
CEO of Tses Village Council.
Tses Glass is being developed to have all four separate manufacturing plants in a single
location in Tses, Namibia; starting with a 250 tons per day Container Glass Plant (signed with
Germany-based Heye International as its EPCM), 600 tons per day Float Glass Plant (signed with
Germany-based ghs|glass gmbh as its EPCM), 350 tons per day Tableware Glass Plant (selected
Germany-based Waltec as its EPCM), and 200 tons per day Ultrathin Glass Plant, making it the
largest dynamic glass manufacturing hub in the world.
"When you look at the total number of employees expected in Tses for the planned Tses Glass
factories and other industrial anchor projects, you are looking at the need of more than 40,000
ervens, which translates to a total need of 100 suburbs in Tses over the next 10 years. And this
could make Tses to become the size of Walvisbay and Swakopmund combined," says Gerhard van der
Merwe, Managing-Director of Winplan Town and Regional Planning Consultants.
The construction for the Tses Glass Container Glass and Float Glass factories starts in May
2014 and August 2014, respectively. The commissioning for the Tses Glass Container Glass will be
in 26 months after May 2014.
About Tses Glass
Tses Glass (Pty) Ltd is a Namibia-based premier company involved in an integrated
glass production with its headquarter offices and base of production operation to
be based in Tses, Namibia. Tses Glass is a joint-venture between Groot Group, Tses
Village Council, SDS Group, and Nissi Group.
Simon Kapenda, Co-founder and Managing-Director
Tses Glass (Pty) Ltd