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Water pipe to run from Gauteng to Mpumalanga

Posted On Thursday, 29 January 2004 02:00 Published by eProp Commercial Property News
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The South African Water Affairs and Forestry Department and the Mpumalanga Government have initiated a 70 million rand project to construct a water pipeline

Water affairsThe South African Water Affairs and Forestry Department and the Mpumalanga Government have initiated a 70 million rand project to construct a water pipeline that will run from Gauteng to Mpumalanga.

The agency reported that the water pipeline will supply water from Mamelodi in Pretoria/Tshwane to drought stricken western highveld areas of Mpumalanga such as Cullinan and Ekangala, to alleviate water shortages.

Mpumalanga MEC for Local Government and Traffic Control and Safety Mohammed Bhabha, who is also provincial disaster task team head, said the water pipeline would alleviate serious problems faced by the areas.

He said municipalities like Thembisile, Dr JS Moroka and Kungwini were faced with serious shortages.

Bhabha said already 15 million rand had been allocated to the province and distributed to the four district municipalities to assist in the current drought.

District municipalities such as Gert Sibande received 4.9 million rand and Ekangala 4.5 million rand. Ehlanzeni was allocated 3.9 million rand while Sekhukhune received 2.1 million rand.

"The amount will largely be used to drill and equip new boreholes, repair damaged ones and address the problem of the shortage of portable water," said the MEC.

 

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