BCMM sets aside R1. 67 Billion for major infrastructure upgrades

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By: Zethu Gweva

The Buffalo City Metro Municipality has rolled out a City Hard At Work campaign to refurbish the city’s roads.

According to the BCMM Spokesperson Samkelo Ngwenya, the campaign is a response to the directive of Executive Mayor Xola Pakati during the state of the city address.

“We have put together a Multi-departmental team to clean and beautify all our strategic entrance and exit routes,” he said.

Ngwenya added that the City has set aside R1.67 Billion for major infrastructure upgrades in East London, King Williams Town and Mdantsane. R25.8 Million for all the inner routes as part of the Campaign.

The whole idea of beautifying the city is to try and attract investors in all the strategic routes; they have been hard at work with their teams working on all the identified routes as you come into the city through the airport as you exit the city through the N2 within the KWT area.

“We have realised that it is important that the image of the city is taken care of through this process. We have got departmental teams that do everything from infrastructure build-up to restoration, road marking, sweeping, cleaning and data clearing so it is a Multi-departmental approach the City Hard At Work Campaign will be running weekly and it will be supported by the EPW participants and we will be running this campaign throughout this financial year,” he said.

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