FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
ADM THROUGH ASPIRE TO HAND OVER PROPERTIES AS IT WRAPS UP ITS SMALL TOWNS REGENERATION PROGRAMME IN RAYMOND MHLABA
ADM HEADQUARTERS- 09 APRIL 2019
Amathole District Municipality through its development agency, ASPIRE continuously strives to establish future sustainable socio-economic developments for its local towns in an effort to gain commercial competitive advantage. It is for this reason that through the Small Towns Regeneration Programme, which is an initiative by ADM through ASPIRE embarked on creating business opportunities for local business sector (formal and informal) to shine the spotlight on its small towns.
The town of Alice, under Raymond Mhlaba LM within Amathole District Municipality will be handed over three multimillion projects, namely Pedestrian Foot Bridge to Lovedale College, CBD Park Upgrade into Garden of Remembrance as well as Alice Public Transport Hub.
With the transport hub being the final of the three Alice Small Towns Regeneration projects to be completed, the multi-purpose hub possesses a revamped taxi rank as well as renovation and extension of the building located on site to be used as rank offices and meeting boardroom with storage and ablution facilities.
The project which started in 2017 through ASPIRE’s intervention will see Alice town boast of a safer and beautiful town where communities and visitors alike can enjoy walking around upgraded park and Garden of Remembrance whilst also enjoying a centralized taxi rank without walking long distances for a connecting transport into the town’s near and far villages.
As has been the norm with other Small Towns Regeneration projects, the Alice Regeneration Programme is one other initiative aimed at linking economic development within this small rural town to other important economic generation activities such as community-oriented commercial centre development for the locals and neighboring villages.
Through the Neighbourhood Development Partnership Grant under the National Treasury, a total amount of R39 717 500.00 was spent on the three projects. From its implementation, the project ensured that 50 locals were employed and skilled in areas such as civil works as well as building construction works.
Members of the media are invited to attend and cover the event.
The handover of these properties will be held as follows;
Date: 12 April 2019
Venue: Raymond Mhlaba LM Council Chamber
Issued by ADM Communications in partnership with ASPIRE Development Agency and Raymond Mhlaba Local Municipality.
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