Task Team Established To Address Funding Of Nooitgedagt Low Level Scheme
A task team has been established to address the funding required to complete the Nooitgedagt/Coega Low Level Scheme, Water and Sanitation Minister Nomvula Mokonyane has told the National Council of Provinces.
Replying to a question from Elsa van Lingen (DA), the Minister said the team would be lead by her department and would include representatives from National Treasury, the Coega Development Corporation and Amatole Water.
She said the team would “explore funding options,” adding that Nelson Mandela Bay had “opted for a special submission request to National Treasury”.
The Minister said that other options would have included the “surrender of infrastructure to the Trans-Caledon Transfer Agency (TCTA) so that off-budget finances could be sought”.
With regard to steps being taken to address the threatening water shortage in the metro, Mokonyane said her department was “leading and supports the implementation of the Algoa Reconciliation Strategy”.
This, she added, also targeted water conservation and demand management, groundwater supplementation and the investigations of recycling opportunities for industrial use.
Metro Water and Sanitation Director Barry Martin told the Infrastructure, Engineering and Energy Committee at its last meeting that R250 million would be required to complete the scheme, adding that preliminary studies had been done on, for example, the reuse of effluent for industrial purposes as well as supplementing the supply from groundwater.
Martin said Site selection for a sea water desalination plant had also been completed.
Mokonyane said National Treasury had provided R450 million for the first phase of the Nooitgedagt Scheme under “a drought mitigation commitment.
“The Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality was expected to make funding available from own sources to complete the project. They have, however, not been able to raise the required funds.”- MetroMinutes.
Phot Caption: A task team has been established to address funding for the Coega Low Level Scheme, said Water and Sanitation Minister Nomvula Mokonyane. Photo courtesy of www.now.co.za
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