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Strategic Integrated Projects

Wednesday, 29 July 2020   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Bert vd Heever
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The Presidential Infrastructure Coordinating Commission Council has just gazetted several strategic infrastructure projects.

These projects are part of the government's overall Economic Recovery plan and will create employment opportunities within the construction sector.

So, if you are in the construction industry or have some construction experience then this is good news!

The Minister for Public Works and Infrastructure, Patricia De Lille and the head of infrastructure investment in the Presidency, Dr Kgosientsho Ramokgopa, released a media statement after the projects were gazetted saying that: "Infrastructure-led economic growth is the most effective and significant way as part of our Economic Growth Strategy to grow our economy while at the same time respond to the Socio-Economic needs of our people."

De Lille went on to say: "Our Country like many others across the globe is facing a recession of enormous proportions and the COVID-19 pandemic has placed South Africa in an even worse position, where the construction sector has been hit the hardest.

The severe economic recession, together with the COVID-19 pandemic, has now placed an added urgency on us to navigate a New Normal.

In this new normal, there is an even greater need to partner in the investment and implementation of infrastructure that will facilitate social and economic growth in a workable and purposeful way."

She went on to explain the new SIDS approach and why she felt confident that it will be successful: "What will also be different is that there will now be a single point of entry for all infrastructure projects across the country through Infrastructure South Africa (ISA) which is in the process of being established."The new methodology has become known as the Sustainable Infrastructure Development System (SIDS) Methodology."

Click here to read the media statement

Click here to download the gazette.