Amy Meyer and Loyiso Langeni
The City of Cape Town held its full
council meeting today.
In her address Mayor de Lille spoke about some developments that were unsuccessful in 2012.
This includes the tender relating to the
old Athlone Power Station, renewal of municipal units at Fleur Park, near Gordon’s Bay
and the fire in BM Section in Khayelitsha on New Year’s Day, where 800 families
were affected and five people lost their lives.
De Lille said the city and the provincial
government of the Western Cape has met with
community representatives on a weekly basis and are in the process of fast
tracking the development of the Temporary Relocation Area.
De Lille adds that the city is this year
taking on additional projects which include the employment of 38 new traffic
officers and additional vehicles and equipment for the safety and security
Mayor de Lille also announced that the City
of Cape Town has been awarded an Orio Grant by the Dutch Government to the
value of about R19 million.
The Mayor furthermore said the external
funding will work in conjunction with funding from national government for the IRT roll-out, will go
towards the project of building a sustainable road based public transport
infrastructure and services in the Metro South-East of the City.
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