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GAUTRAIN: ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT PROCESSES

The Gautrain Project is based on a proposal to establish a rapid rail link between Pretoria, Johannesburg and OR Tambo International Airport. It was subjected to a detailed Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) during 2002-2003.  The EIA was submitted to the Gauteng Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Environment for a decision inclusive of a Revision 1 Environmental Management Plan...

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MEC MEDIA BRIEFINGS

Statement by the MEC for Public Transport, Roads and Works, Ignatius Jacobs 16th February 2006 We are not here to speak about promises; we are here to speak about Delivery! We are here to speak about improving the quality of life of the residents of Gauteng, and the people of South Africa in general. The State of the province address by the Premier of Gauteng, Mr. Mbhazima Shilowa accounted for...

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FINANCIAL CLOSE EXPECTED BY END OF JANUARY

The Gauteng Provincial Government and Bombela have made good progress with Financial Closure and towards the signing of the Concession Agreement. The negotiation process is quite a lengthy and complex process. During December agreements have been reached on several major issues and some of the negotiations are continuing into January to finalise outstanding issues. Construction is due to commence...

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Gauteng encourages public participation in Gautrain environmental processes

Gauteng’s MEC for Economic Affairs, Paul Mashatile, has urged members of the public to participate in the two environmental processes currently underway as part of the Gautrain initiative. “Public participation is essential to ensure we develop a solution which meets the needs of the province and its residents,” Mashatile said in a statement today. The two processes currently underway...

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STATEMENT BY GAUTENG PREMIER MBHAZIMA SHILOWA

STATEMENT BY GAUTENG PREMIER MBHAZIMA SHILOWA ON THE GAUTRAIN RAPID RAIL LINK 16 February 2006 In my State of the Province address on Monday, I indicated that we have continued to make significant progress on Gautrain, which is one of the country’s single biggest infrastructure initiatives.  The project will make a major contribution to economic growth, job creation and other economic...

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