Progress Made With NMMU on Shale Gas “Commendable”
Economic Development, Environmental Affairs and Tourism MEC Sakhumzi Somyo says the progress that has been made with the NMMU partnership to date on shale gas research is “commendable”.
He said that the research project would “present the much-needed knowledge and will guide our decision-making process regarding shale gas”.
He said that the R18-million research project that started earlier this year, was geared to provide the provincial government “with an independent scientific monitoring capability”.
It would, he said, “generate information and allow the provincial government “to frame its policy and strategic approaches to this potentially massive economic development resource”.
Speaking at a stakeholder engagement, Somyo said the other key focus areas of the province’s participation in the shale gas initiative were, on the one hand, economic beneficiation, localisation, skills development and job creation.
On the other, it was “ensuring environmental best practices”.
Premier Phumulo Masualle said at the same engagement that developing a “capable public sector in order to ensure compliance, manage risks and also develop mitigation and adaption strategies,” was also a key factor. - MetroMinutes.
Photo caption: Economic Development, Environmental Affairs and Tourism MEC Sakhumzi Somyo. File Image
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