TNPA committed to R17bn spend at Durban port

02 March 2015

The Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) was committed to spending R17-billion on infrastructure upgrades at the Port of Durban by 2023.

In a briefing on current projects that had begun or were about to get under way at the port, Port of Durban manager Moshe Motlohi said long-term plans were extensive and included the development of a fifth berth at Bayhead, as well as the introduction of new services.

He said progress was being made on the nine mega capital expenditure projects that were being implemented.

These upgrades were expected to create 53,000 direct employment opportunities, as well as 50,000 jobs within port-dependent sectors. The upgrade of Pier 1 Phase 2 alone would create 19,000 jobs during the construction phase.


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