Phase 2 of Ugu disaster centre to cost R12-million

Construction is under way at Ugu's Disaster Management Centre.

THE second phase of the Ugu District Disaster Management Centre (UDMC) has begun and the final cost is expected to be in the region of  R12-million.

Situated on the R102, Marburg Extension 2, the first phase, consisting of an office block and external works, was completed at a cost of  R15.9-million.

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The second phase includes three fire tenders, accommodation (stand-by quarters), ablution facilities, a gym area, equipment storage areas, 12 lock-up storage cubicles and external works which include driveways and parking.

“The expansion of the UDMC creates greater opportunities to fulfil the municipality’s vision of a fully-fledged disaster management centre to fully serve local municipalities and to have a bigger impact in the management of disasters in the district,” said Ugu District Municipality spokesman, France Zama.

Construction is under way at Ugu’s Disaster Management Centre.

He added that such projects are also part of the municipality’s initiative to addressing the triple challenge of poverty, unemployment and inequality.

“This project has created temporary job opportunities for 27 men, eight women and 19 young people,” he pointed out.

 

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