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S Ndebele welcomes Dube Trade Port Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA)approval

23 Aug 2007
Dube Trade Port Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA)

23 August 2007

KwaZulu-Natal Premier Sibusiso Ndebele has described as phenomenal the
decision by the Department of Environmental Affairs and Tourism to approve the
Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) for the construction of the Dube Trade
Port and Airport. Ndebele said the approval is a major breakthrough for the
Provincial Government's drive to spearhead economic development in the

"This means work on the construction of the R6,8 billion Airport and Trade
Port will now begin in earnest. This also means that we will be able to meet
our March 2010 deadline for the completion of this flagship project with all
the economic spin-offs, particularly in the creation of thousands of jobs that
will follow.

"This is a phenomenal development. As Premier of the province of
KwaZulu-Natal, I wish to thank all involved for this exciting development,
particularly the National Department of Transport, our own Provincial
Government, eThekwini Municipality, the Dube Trade Port Company, Airports
Company of South Africa (ACSA) and indeed the general public for their positive
contributions," Ndebele said.

For further information, please contact:
Logan Maistry
Premier's Spokesperson
KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Government
Cell: 083 644 4050

Issued by: Office of the Premier, KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Government
23 August 2007
Source: SAPA


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