Eastern Cape to benefit from transport infrastructure investment

8 December 2010

Transport infrastructure in the Eastern Cape region of South Africa is set to improve after an investment in the bus service.

There will be 30 million rand (£2.8 million) put into the scheme, which will seek to improve access in rural areas.

Eastern Cape MEC for transport, roads and public works Thandiswa Marawu said: "This is a clear demonstration of the ANC-led government's commitment to rural development and to ensure [they] have access to a safe, reliable, efficient and affordable public transport system."

Of the money that has been earmarked for the project, 23 million rand of it will go to the Africa's Best 350 so it can continue to operate a bus service.

It is hoped the development will safeguard the long-term future of safe, reliable and affordable public transport in the province.

Ms Marawu will officially launch the Eastern Cape 2010/11 Festive Season Road Safety Plan on Thursday (December 9th).

Category: Transport

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