PHUZUMOYA STRATEGIC OIL RESERVE ACCESS ROAD TO BE COMPLETE IN OCTOBER
Works on the upgrading of the 1.5 kilometres Strategic Oil Reserve Access Road at Phuzumoya will be complete in early October.
This was confirmed by Principal Secretary Makhosini Mndawe in a statement this week, where he asked the general public to cooperate with the contractor throughout the works especially since during the construction period, heavy plant and machinery shall be utilising the space, inadvertently causing disruptions to the daily traffic flow.
“Inyatsi Construction Ltd, who is the contractor on site, has in place a robust Traffic Management Plan which the general public is urged to abide by,” e said in his statement.
The buzz is therefore already positive for the residents of Phuzumoya and surrounding areas as they ready themselves for the beginning of the actual construction of the National Strategic Oil Reserve. The construction is expected to generate about 300 job opportunities.
A site visit by the Observer on Saturday showed that construction big guns Inyatsi Construction are still hard at work, constructing this road in readiness for the big works on the Oil Reserve. Ministry of Public Works and Transport Senior Engineer, Mlungisi Mhlongo had highlighted that they expected competent bidders for the tender that have a sound financial capacity, experience and personnel to carry out the project. He revealed that the time frame for the works is about six months.
Meanwhile, the country will finally have its first national strategic oil reserve by July 2018.
That is the time when the project will be delivered in full by Kantey & Templer Swaziland and commissioned at Phuzumoya.
Correspondence between the project developers and the ministry of natural resources and energy has confirmed that the project will be commissioned mid-June in 2018.
AT WORK: Workers from Inyatsi Construction working on the access road this week.
HEAVY PLANT: A TLB pictured working on the access road where it connects the Siphofaneni - Big Bend main road.
MEN AT WORK: These men were also pictured at the construction site.