2010: VIP delegates visit DBN stadium

2010-04-10 00:00

A HIGH-profile delegation of parliamentary members visi­ted the Moses Mabhida Stadium and King Shaka International Airport this week, during their week-long tour to 2010 Fifa World Cup host cities.

The delegation, known as the Joint Committee, aim to assess the country’s readiness for the world’s biggest soccer event.

Comprised of members from the Health, Transport, Sport and Recreation, Public Enterprises, Tourism, Energy and Home Affairs departments, and members from the National Council of Provinces’ (NCOP) Select Committees, the group focused on road construction, stadiums and fan parks, cli­nics and hospitals, and tourism and hotels.

At King Shaka International Airport in La Mercy, delegates inspected the airport’s storage capacity of jet fuel, immigration and luggage management, and security. They also discussed emergency response services.

The transport portfolio group inspected the city’s road construction projects, stadium parking and taxi associations, while the tourism and safety group looked at fan parks and interacted with local communities and tourism information offices.

At the Moses Mabhida Stadium, the media, who were initially invited, were barred from the stadium tour.

An official told The Witness that delegates were worried that their observations were sensitive, and that they would select information for release.

Delegates will present their findings at a two-day public hearing in Parliament.

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