KwaZulu-Natal MEC for Transport, Community Safety and Liaison Bheki Ntuli today, 09 November 2020, officially handed over the construction site to the contractor for the P706 road construction project to get underway in Nkandla.
The first phase of this mega-project is valued at over R58 million and will create much needed job opportunities for the local community. The construction of P706 from gravel to a black top road will commence with phase one which is approximately 6.2 kilometres. The first phase of the road will serve communities and social facilities in Lindela, Nsuze and KwaMagwaza and provide access to essential services such as schools, clinics, a hospital and police station. In total P706 spans 33.2 kilometres and the estimated project value upon completion is about R500 million.
“This project will create more than 800 job opportunities for designated groups including youth and women as well as the transfer of skills to emerging local contractors. Over R15 million will benefit emerging local contractors from Grade 1 to Grade 5,” said MEC Ntuli.
In line with the Provincial Government’s poverty alleviation initiative aimed at ensuring food security, MEC Ntuli also handed out seedlings to the Nkandla community as part of the One Home, One Garden Programme.