Sanral awards contracts worth R1.6bn in the EC

By Moneyweb

The SA National Roads Agency (Sanral) has awarded eight road maintenance, rehabilitation and resurfacing projects in the Eastern Cape worth a total of more than R1.6 billion to contractors.

The announcement of these contract awards follows Sanral reporting earlier this month that it was ready to implement R30 billion worth of construction projects that form part of President Cyril Ramaphosa’s drive for “shovel-ready” infrastructure development to stimulate the economy post Covid-19.

The projects Sanral has awarded are:

  • A R653 million contract for the rehabilitation of the road from the N2 Nqadu to Mbokotwana River and Dan’s Place.
  • A R542 million contract for the upgrading of the Fort Beaufort to Alice road.
  • A R220 million contract for special maintenance of 35.3km of the R56 Section 4 from the N6 to Dordrecht.
  • An R83 million phase two contract for special maintenance on the Jansenville to the R63 road.
  • A R65 million phase two contract for special maintenance on the Wolwefontein to Jansenville road.
  • A R44 million contract for the upgrading of the R67 from Swart Kei to Queenstown.
  • A R39 million contract for special maintenance of 18km of the national route R56 Section 3 from Molteno to Vlakfontein.
  • A R32 million contract for special maintenance of the road from Kareedouw to Section 10 Krom River.

The identity of the contractors who have been awarded these contracts was not disclosed by Sanral.

Sanral southern region manager Mbulelo Peterson said infrastructure development is key in the acceleration of economic activity and growth.

The identity of the contractors who have been awarded these contracts was not disclosed by Sanral.

Sanral southern region manager Mbulelo Peterson said infrastructure development is key in the acceleration of economic activity and growth.

“As a roads authority mandated with road infrastructure service delivery, we are happy to be back in operation and rolling out work,” said Peterson. 

“They will present much-needed employment opportunities, more so now given the current economic decline due to Covid-19 and the lockdown,” he said.

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