KwaDukuza launches urban regeneration projects
KwaDukuza Municipality is romping ahead towards fulfilling its Vision 2030 programme that was launched in 2011. This was cited by KwaDukuza Mayor Ricardo Mthembu during a Council briefing session today (18/03/14).
His explanation brought home a clear picture of the envisaged city in the making.
He was launching two key urban regeneration projects that were commissioned by the municipality to regenerate the town of KwaDukuza.
The Municipality commissioned the planning exercise of a number of projects that were identified for development which include street lights installation and street regeneration.
King Shaka Street which cuts across the town will be re-designed. Its black-top being resurfaced with additional paving, an efficient storm water system and sidewalks.
Street lighting system in the town will also be upgraded with light-emitting diode (LED) product as part of saving energy. The project is billed for completion in about seven months.
Mthembu today, underlined that this is part of honoring KwaDukuza icons, King Shaka, Chief Luthuli and Mahatma Gandhi. This comes two weeks after honoring Chief Luthuli with yet another black-top road in Groutville.
Mthembu said the municipality stands head and shoulders above other municipalities in KwaZulu Natal as it was rated number one in terms of financial sustainability, last year.
"This is indeed a quantum leap forward in our road towards fulfilling Vision 2030, an envisioned city that is set to compete in a global village in sixteen years from now. This also serves as an indication of progress underlined in the National Development Plan which coincides with our Vision billed for evaluation in 2030," said Mthembu.
He commended members of council for being game-changers in entrenching the ideas of infrastructure developments of the town, saying this is also part of celebrating the milestone of 20 years in a fledgling democracy as the country ushers in the third decade.
Mthembu last week said service delivery in KwaDukuza is in leaps and bounds after promising to install more than 500 street lights in KwaDukuza, from the leafy suburbs to the deep rural zones.