Army pulls out of wa­ter project

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The SA Na­tional De­fence Force (SANDF) will with­draw its per­son­nel and equip­ment de­ployed to the Vaal River Project by the end of the week.

The project got un­der way on 31 Oc­to­ber, 2018.

It was meant to be com­pleted on Oc­to­ber last year, but was later ex­tended to 31 Jan­uary.

The de­fence de­part­ment’s head of com­mu­ni­ca­tions, Siphiwe

Dlamini, said over 500 mem­bers of the SANDF’s reg­u­lar and re­serve units took part in this project on a ro­ta­tional ba­sis.

“Dur­ing the term of de­ploy­ment, the SANDF man­aged to un­block a sewage sys­tem that was clogged up re­sult­ing in spillage, and to date a total of seven pump sta­tions are now op­er­a­tional with another 24 pump sta­tions func­tion­ing, but still re­quir­ing some at­ten­tion,” Dlamini said.

“In­formed spe­cial­ists in the field of engi­neer­ing have com­mended the SANDF for its demon­stra­ble progress in this de­ploy­ment which served as a launch­ing pad for au­thor­i­ties to ap­point a gov­ern­ment en­tity spe­cial­is­ing in waste­water treat­ment to build on a ster­ling job which has re­sulted in the in­crease of waste­water flow.” – News24 Wire

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