Coega timeframes

Posted On Friday, 23 February 2001 03:01 Published by eProp Commercial Property News
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These are the milestones in the development of the Coega Industrial Development Zone and adjacent deep-water port: 1. Monday, February 19, 2001: Start of site preparation and construction of the temporary haul road from a quarry at Coega Kop six kilometres inland to the site of the port.

Property-Housing-ResidentialThis road will be used to transport rock from the quarry to the beach to construct the breakwaters and quays for the deep-water port. Construction on the road will take four months; 2.

March 2001: Advertising of tenders for the main port contracts including the construction of the breakwaters, quay walls and the dredging operations; 3. March 2001: The Minister of Trade and Industry advertises the proposed promulgation of the Coega Industrial Development Zone. This will be the first of a number of IDZs planned for South Africa; 4.

April 2001: Relocation of the 300 families in the Coega zone commences; 5. April 2001: Public participation programme for the port environmental impact assessment; 6. May 2001: Advertising of tenders for the construction of land-side infrastructure for the core development area of the IDZ, including roads, rail lines and bulk services.

7 June 2001: Award of tenders for the construction of the main port and IDZ land-side infrastructure; 8 July 2001: Decision on environmental permits for the port and rezoning of the core development area of the IDZ and the granting of a mining permit for the Coega Kop quarry.

9 July 2001: Start of construction on the port and IDZ infrastructure. Construction will take up to three years; 10. Third quarter 2001: sites available for investors in the IDZ; 11. First quarter 2004: Coega port commissioned.

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