Four major new projects involving water infrastructures launched in South Africa
14 September 2009
A South African public construction company, TCTA, has announced that it is seeking to accrue 44 billion Rand (6 billion Dollars) to finance several infrastructure projects in the water sector, TCTA CEO Halima Nazeer announced on Thursday, 9 September.
The projects involve increasing the capacity of four production units in order to the country’s future water needs. Studies are already in progress with regard to the second phase of the refurbishment programme at Mooi-Mgeni, in the KwaZulu-Natal region.
The objective is to increase the production of 394 million cubic metres of water per year, with a water distribution service being taken into service in the course of 2012.
The other projects involve the station on the River Olifant, the Mkolo Crocodile station (to be commissioned in 2012), and the Komati station, in the Province of Mpumalanga (to be commissioned in 2011).
In addition to government funds, Halima Nazeer said that financial support was also being sought from a number of development institutions, as well as from credit agencies in China and Japan.<br/>