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Namibian Authorities To Demolish a Relatively New Chinese-Built Multi-Purpose Center Due to Poor Construction

Cracks in the Mariental multi-purpose youth center built by Sinohydro in Namibia. Image via The Namibian.

Local authorities in the south-central Namibian town of Mariental have decided to demolish a Chinese-built multipurpose youth center rather than spend $54,000 to repair the building, according to a report in today’s Namibian newspaper.

Even though the building is just 11 years old and should be in good condition, municipal officials condemned the facility after dangerous cracks appeared throughout the complex (photo). 

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