Local communities will get preference on Moloto Road

Transport Minister Joe Maswanganyi has given assurances to communities located close to the R573 Moloto Road that local contractors and labour resources will be used during the upgrading of the road that links Gauteng to Mpumalanga and Limpopo.

According to Maswanganyi, an estimated total of 12 500 jobs will be created during the five-year project undertaken by SANRAL. Initial maintenance work has already begun and includes the clearing of stormwater pipes and culverts, the repairing of potholes and the fixing of road signs and markings.

Agreements between SANRAL and the main contractors on the road construction determine that training will be provided to all the people recruited to work on the project.