Mad Max Fury Road contributes N$374 million to Namibian Economy.

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written by: [b]Jessica Botes[/b] for Namib Independent [i] The Minister of Information and Communication Technology, [b]Joel Kaapanda[/b], recently announced that the [b]Mad Max: Fury Road[/b] production had contributed [b]N$374 million[/b] to the Namibian economy last year.[/i] [center] [IMG][/IMG] [IMG][/IMG] [/center] [center][b]Welcome to Namibia![/b][/center] [i] According to an earlier statement published by the [b]Namibia Film Commission[/b], the production had invested somewhere in the region of N$100 million in the form of revenue to local businesses and private individuals in the Erongo Region.This estimate did not include any of the considerable personal expenditure made by the crew in local shops, restaurants, lodges and the many excellent tourist attractions available to them. The production employed over 900 Namibian crew; not including local sub-contractors and supplies.[/i] [center] [IMG][/IMG][/center] [center][b]Looks like we are in for some Interesting Characters in Fury Road![/b][/center] [i] "Recent media reports about the non-rehabilitation of the sites where the film was shot has been proven to be false and therefore, I wish to call on all Namibians to support such projects," said Kaapanda during his budget statement last week. Kaapanda also announced that the ministry has doubled its budget to N$679 million this year to make provision for similar projects for the next financial year. "During the 2012/13 financial year, seven short films were marketed at International festivals and seven local projects were funded, which created 200 temporary jobs in Khomas and Erongo regions," he said.[/i] [center][IMG][/IMG] [/center] [center][b]Vehicles Abound in Namibia, a big complaint from some of the locals[/b][/center] [i] During his budget, Kaapanda briefly discussed six projects earmarked for the coming financial year - 1. Facilitate ICT Infrastructure Development (N$ 79 million). 2. Market Namibia to attract international investments (N$34 million). 3. Enhance Performance of the SOEs and Institutional bodies (N$450 million). 4. Improve Human Resource Capacity (N$24 million). 5. Production and dissemination of multimedia information (N$43 million). 6. Promotional Materials for Nationhood and National Pride Campaign (N$ 12 million).[/i] [center] [IMG][/IMG] [/center] [center][b]The Australian Outback after mass flooding became an Oasis, thus sending director George Miller on the hunt for a new location.[/b][/center] [center][IMG][/IMG][/center] [center][b]The Namibian Desert and it's beautiful Dunes, choice location for a Mad Max Film[/b][/center] [b]Resources:[/b] [url=]The Namib Independent[/url] [url=][/url]
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