Water and sanitation department project with Cuban engineers to cost SA taxpayers R65m

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Minister of Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation Lindiwe Sisulu.
Minister of Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation Lindiwe Sisulu.
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The news: Water and Sanitation Minister Lindiwe Sisulu has expressed her optimism and confidence ahead of a ceremony to welcome 24 Cuban engineers who will assist South Africa to enhance and improve the government’s efforts on water delivery and related services.

What we know: The Department of Water and Sanitation said the budget for the project, for the current financial year, stood at R64 652 000.

Speaking to News24: Sisulu's department said the core objective of the agreement will see Cuban engineers being assigned in the area of infrastructure maintenance and operation skills throughout the water value chain from source to tap.

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