MEC of Transport to hand over R61 Baziya to Mthatha Airport road upgrade project to contractor

Eastern Cape MEC for Roads, Transport and Safety, the Honourable Weziwe Tikana-Gxothiwe, will officially hand over the R61 Baziya to Mthatha Airport road upgrade project located in the King Sabata Dalindyebo (KSD) Local Municipality near Mthatha – to H & I Construction, the main contractor this week.

The project’s main contractor and consultants will be introduced to the MEC Tikana-Gxothiwe, as well as to the AbaThembu King Buyelekhaya Dalindyebo, O.R. Tambo District Municipality Mayor Thokozile Sokhanyile and KSD Local Municipality Executive Mayor Councillor Nyaniso Nelani.

The project, valued at approximately R237 million, will create work for approximately 250 people. The scope of work will include widening the existing road cross-section with surfaced shoulders and additional auxiliary lanes to facilitate traffic flow. All the major structures are approximately 95% completed and require finishing off around these structures. Some access roads leading to the R61 will be re-gravelled or surfaced.

The details of the handover ceremony are as follows:

Date: Thursday, 29 July 2021
Time: 11h00 – 14h00
Venue: Mthatha Airport & virtually
RSVP: Wednesday, 28 July 2021 at 15H00
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