SA road project "prime example" of infrastructure developments

25 August 2009

A $90 million (£54.96 million) road project in South Africa (SA) has been described as a "prime example of the race for infrastructure development".

The BBC explained the country has seen a lot of construction work recently as a result of a $70 billion government investment and the lead up to the 2010 World Cup.

Construction company Raubex is responsible for upgrading the National Route 21, which joins Johannesburg with Pretoria.

Francois Diedrechsen, commercial director of the firm behind the development of the road, told the news provider he hopes the increase in building work across the country continues.

"In infrastructure spending we believe there are a couple of good years left," he said.

However, Mr Diedrechsen noted construction projects cannot continue at the current rate.

Because of this, the company is expanding into the rest of the continent, he concluded.

Raubex specialises in road construction and infrastructure development.

Categories: Transport

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