The North West Provincial Government is to spend R200 million on the rollout of 30 road rehabilitation and maintenance projects during the 2013/14 financial year, Premier Thandi Modise declared in her State of the Province Address delivered in Mahikeng on Friday.
Premier Modise reported that 25 routine patrol and emergency repairs projects that include road clearance, pothole repair, signage, shoulders, grass cutting and drainage clearance.
The projects are part of the Strategic Infrastructure Project (SIP 4) that the province had increased after consultation with various stakeholders during District road summits that culminated in the Provincial Road Summit that was held last year.
They include the initial 10 that were announced by the President during the 2012 State of the Province Address. Twenty-four building projects that include schools, clinics, libraries, sports and recreational facilities were also announced by the Premier for implementation as part of infrastructure development projects.
The premier also reported that the province has completed the Provincial Transport Master Plan, Provincial Rural Transport Strategy, Integrated Transport Plans for District Municipalities and the Provincial Land Transport Framework in order to improve road infrastructure development, management and maintenance programme.
Issued by: North West Office of the Premier