Zuma: Infrastructure work will continue
25 February 2010
Infrastructure in South Africa has been developed for the World Cup and will continue to be improved once the contest ends.
President Jacob Zuma made the claim during an interview with the Financial Times yesterday (February 24th).
He said that the World Cup is expected to have a "huge economic impact" on the country and will show the world South Africa's capabilities.
"But also I think it has left a lot of workers with skills, who have been doing the infrastructure," Mr Zuma added.
Large sums of money have been invested in the infrastructure so that momentum will continue after the competition ends.
He also noted that the country have already finished work on most of the stadiums, which shows its capabilities.
South Africa's official website reveals that architect Bob van Bebber proposed the plans for the Soccer City stadium in 1991.
The finished construction will seat more than 88,000 spectators when the World Cup begins in June.