Pipeline plan: Talks begin

2008-03-19 00:00

A series of meetings with interested and affected parties regarding the preliminary stage of the construction of the New Multi-Products Pipeline (NMPP) — under the auspices of Transnet Pipelines — have been held in KZN in recent weeks.

The first stage in the construction of the pipeline between Durban and Gauteng has begun. The pipeline is seen as a critical measure to ensure that an increase in demand for fuel is met.

According to environmental impact assessment (EIA) consultant Tisha Greyling, six billion litres of fuel would need to be transported from Durban by 2010 in order to meet this demand.

The public participatory phase is aimed at informing affected parties about the NMPP.

Viewing the map detailing the route of the proposed pipeline are (from left) Greyling (Zitholele Consulting), Dove Burden (Mondi), Les Lothian (Bell Equipment) and Boerie Visagie (Bell Equipment).

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