FROM PAGE 1‘Pipe dream’ extended to July 2017

2016-05-04 06:00

LAST week the Greytown Gazette published a lead story "Pipeline remains pipe dream". Yesterday's Witness also featured this as its front-page story - but the reporter received comment from Umzinyathi District Municipality deputy Municipal Manager Thami Malunga who said that the first phase (upgrading and remedial work) was completed.

"Umzinyathi is confident that with closer engagement with the contractors work can be accelerated."

A spokesman for the Department of Water and Sanitation said that although the project had been delayed, orders to accelerate had been given to the contractors. He stated that the project is currently 48% complete - all pipes to be buried by December and water delivery in July 2017 - only three years later than originally scheduled.

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