Kouga Local Municipality’s Hankey RDP housing project back on track

SEPTEMBER 1, 2014

The construction of RDP houses at Hankey is back on track, with work having started on the installation of bulk infrastructure for the houses.

Three water and sewerage projects, valued at almost R20 million, began between April and June this year.

Kouga Local Municipality Mayor, Booi Koerat said the municipality was very excited that it succeeded in proceeding with the much-needed housing development.

“When we came into office in 2011, we learnt that there wasn’t sufficient bulk infrastructure to build the houses at Hankey.

“We’ve been working closely with the Department of Human Settlements over the past three years to secure funding for the required infrastructure. The three projects are the result of those efforts,” he explained.

The projects cater for the water and sewerage requirements of the housing development. A total of 990 units will be built as part of the municipality’s commitment to eradicate informal housing and better the lives of residents.

The first of the infrastructure projects is the augmentation of the waste water treatment works. Work started in April and is expected to be completed by October. The cost of the project is R6 million.

The second project is the augmentation of the sewerage pump station at a cost of R4.2 million. Work also started in April and was expected to be completed within six months.

The last of the projects is the construction of a new water reservoir and supply line at a cost of almost R9 million. The contractor moved on site in July and is expected to complete the work by December.

The Mayor said the Department of Human Settlements was busy finalising the procurement of a contractor to build the 990 top structures (the actual houses) while the municipality was finalising the list of beneficiaries for submission to the department.

 

Photo Caption: HOUSING FOR HANKEY… The construction of RDP houses at Hankey is back on track, with work continuing on the installation of bulk infrastructure for the houses.