MEC Padayachee to get an update on the R7,5 billion project
4 August 2008
MEC for Economic Development and Planning in Mpumalanga, Mr Craig Padayachee, will visit the sites of the R7,5 billion Douglas-Middelburg and the Klipspruit optimisation projects in the Nkangala region on Thursday, 7 August 2008.
The MEC will be updated on progress of the two coal mining projects.
Initial reports on the projects indicated that more than 5 500 jobs for small contractors will be created in the area. Earlier this year, MEC Padayachee indicated that the Douglas-Middelburg optimisation project is an important initiative that will translate into more jobs and that it will also assist with transfer of critical skills to the people.
MEC Padayachee performed the sod-turning of the Douglas-Middelburg project early this year (16 April 2008) when the project was officially launched. The projects are intended to develop and renew coal mines in the two areas.
Details of the site visit are as follow:
Date: 7 August 2008
Venue: Witbank (BHP Billiton Energy Coal South Africa)
Please confirm your availability by 15h00, 04/08/2008. This request is for planning.
For more information contact:
Tel: 013 766 4136
Fax: 013 766 4617
Cell: 079 500 0137
Issued by: Department of Economic Development and Planning, Mpumalanga Provincial Government
4 August 2008