Nelson Mandela Bay Capital Refurbishment Backlog Stands at Nearly R4 Billion

JANUARY 20, 2015

Nelson Mandela Bay’s total capital refurbishment backlog currently stands at R3.895 billion, according to figures provided in the Draft Annual Report 2013/14.

A total of R799.2 million is required annually to eliminate the backlog, but the capital budget for the 2015/16 financial year is only R283.1 million and the projected capital budget for 2016/17 some R288.3 million.

Of the total capital refurbishment backlog, R514.4 million is required for electricity and energy, with R102.9 million required annually to eliminate the backlog, with the capital budget for electricity and energy just over R51 million for 2015/16 and R47.7 million in 2016/17.

Breaking the refurbishment backlog down further, R45.9 million is at major substations, R277 million at distribution substations and R91.5 million is line refurbishment.

The Draft Report shows that the capital refurbishment backlog for water currently stands at R627.8 million, with R125.6 million required annually to eliminate it and the capital budget R73.4 million for the 2015/16 financial year and R51.5 million for the following financial year.

The capital refurbishment backlog for eater reticulation is R210.3 million with R102.1 million required annually to wipe it out. The capital budget allocation for 2015/16 is R25 million and for the following year R34 million.

The Draft Report, which will be tabled in Council at the end of this week, shows that the capital refurbishment backlog for sanitation stands at RR561.6 million, with R112.3 million required annually to eliminate it and the total budget allocation for the 2015/16 and 206/17 financial years some R89.4 million.

The total capital refurbishment backlog for roads and stormwater is just less than R2.2 billion, with R438.4 million required annually wiping this out. The capital budget for roads and stormwater is R116.8 million for 2015/16 and R122.6 million for the following.

The report shows that the capital refurbishment backlog for the rehabilitation of tar roads and the tarring of gravel roads is R1.476 billion with R295.2 million required annually to eliminate it. R57 million has been provided for 2015/16 and R81.5 million the following year in the capital budget.

The report says that comprehensive studies have been carried out in order to quantify the institutional backlogs. - MetroMinutes.

 

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