Millions to be spent on George upgrades

Posted On Wednesday, 15 November 2006 02:00 Published by eProp Commercial Property News
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George will soon undergo several major infrastructure upgrades after the town's municipality approved numerous key local economic development plans

Infrastructure IndustryGeorge will soon undergo several major infrastructure upgrades after the town's municipality approved numerous key local economic development plans as part of the its budget for the financial year.

The severe floods in August have seen the municipality working overtime to repair and install traffic lights at dangerous intersections, three of them in Knysna Road, due to an increase in traffic after Kaaimans Pass was damaged.

Unveiling the budget, local economic development department head Yvonne Opperman said the upgrading of Beach Road in Pacaltsdorp would cost R3,65-million.

Re-tarring and re-building of streets in George will cost R4,4-million. The public works department has created 240 jobs at a cost of R13,3-million for the paving of streets and pavements. The current upgrading of Union/Hope streets to form a bypass around George will cost R7,5-million, while R5,3-million will be spent on the Langenhoven/Davidson traffic circle, now under construction.

A further R3,44-million has been spent on the installation of new robots at dangerous intersections and on speed humps and the upgrading of Sandkraal road in George Industria.

The main sewerage network is being upgraded at the cost of R13-million.

Upgrading of pump stations, networks and the installation of meters is a priority, especially after the extensive damage caused by the floods, at a cost of R20-million.

The cleansing services are building a site at a cost of R3,86-million for building and garden refuse and have created 105 jobs for the cleansing of neighbourhoods.

Other projects include:

 

  • Parks and gardens, including fencing Thembelethu cemetery, community playground equipment and the building of the amphitheatre in Pacaltsdorp are expected to cost R2-million.
  • R1-million for the construction of a home in Blanco for street children.
  • R1,2-million for 134 soup kitchens in community schools.
  • A total of R900 000 for various Aids projects.

     

 

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