Housing rectification project to start

2016-07-14 06:00

MANY Gamalakhe houses do not comply with building requirements as they were built prior to 1994. Some still have asbestos roofs, now deemed illegal.

Recently KZN Human Settlements MEC Ravi Pillay and Hibiscus Coast Municipality Mayor Cllr Nomusa Mqwebu and other leadership, launched a housing rectification project by opening the first show house in Gamalakhe, Ward 28.

A total of 273 units will be renovated and enhanced at a cost of more than R31 million.

Pillay officially handed over the first house to demonstrate the minimum requirement standards to the house beneficiaries.

Mqwebu introduced Ngcolosi Consulting Engineers, who have been appointed implementing agents for the project.

“We welcome the partnership between Department of Human Settlements and Ngcolosi Consulting Engineers, who were appointed implementing agents on 8 June.”

Finalisation of contracts between the municipality, the department and Ngcolosi is being finalised and it is expected that the project will begin in August.

“The contract is expected to be implemented over a three-year period,” she said.

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