by City Of Cape Town

Fisantekraal electrification project to begin

Project Focus

Fisantekraal electrification project to begin.
Fisantekraal electrification project to begin

The Fisantekraal Informal Settlement Electrification Project is at its final stage and construction is about to commence, which will improve the quality of life of the people in the area.

This is part of the City of Cape Town’s commitment to building a well-run and caring city that uses all possible resources to deliver services to residents.

“We are very excited at this development and know that it will mean a significant improvement in the lives of the people of this area. This administration is committed to constantly maintaining and improving our standard of service delivery,” says Mayoral Committee Member for Human Settlements, Councillor Tandeka Gqada.

As identified by the City’s Human Settlements Directorate and Eskom, the position of some structures in Fisantekraal, near Durbanville, is impeding the installation of electricity infrastructure.

As such, the construction of a Temporary Relocation Area (TRA) will commence this week, and the relocation of the impeding structures will take place from the beginning of April. In total, 215 families will be moved to the TRA. The designs for the TRA have been completed and funding has been secured.

Once all identified households have been relocated to the TRA, clearing and establishing the access tracks will commence. It is anticipated that this will take place in the second half of April 2013. Upon completion of this step, Eskom will be able to begin installing the necessary infrastructure. The planned completion date for the project is the end of 2013.

“When a community has access to electricity, they are able to live better, children are able to study longer and families can keep their food longer and eat more healthily – the benefits are endless. As part of our focus on redress, and building an Opportunity City, we will continue using all resources available to improve the lives of residents across the city,” said Councillor Gqada. 

Article courtesy of the City of Cape Town

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