Sanitation project underway in uMlalazi

Turning the sod to officially start the R32-million uMlalazi sanitation project in ward 16 are Cllr Bongani Ngidi, uMlalazi Speaker Cyril Dlamini, KCDM Exco member Cllr Celiwe Cele, District Mayor Nonhle Mkhulisi, District Speaker Khulani Hadebe and ward 16 Cllr Bheki Ngidi

THE King Cetshwayo District Municipality has launched a R32-million sanitation project in ward 16 of the uMlalazi Municipality.

The construction of the 500 VIP double pit units will be handled by Sanoqwabe Consultants.

The contract started on 1 August and the expected completion date is 31 May next year.

It is estimated that uMalazi has a backlog of 9 600 households requiring sanitation in five wards.

The backlog will be reduced in a phased approach, where a minimum of 350 units will be constructed per ward from the 2017/18 budget allocation.

A total of 1 700 households will be assisted this financial year.

As part of local community development, the implementation strategy includes the transportation of materials from the storing site to each household by local contractors.

Eight local contractors are to be appointed for the construction of toilets.

The sub-contractors will be given a basic on the-job training on supervision and project management.

All labour will be sourced locally and they will receive basic training on building and bricklaying.

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Larry Bentley
Journalist / Editor: Agri Eco

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