19 May 2015
For immediate release
Ethekwini Hosts Construction And Infrastructure Indaba
 
EThekwini Municipality is hosting a two day Construction Indaba from 20-21 May 2015, at the Durban Exhibition Centre aimed at empowering emerging and established contractors.
 
The Construction Indaba will also guide and advise the contractors through the industry’s most common challenges and assist them so that they can be self-sustainable.
 
EThekwini Mayor James Nxumalo said the construction sector is key in assisting the City achieve specific outcomes, such as employment creation and economic empowerment to millions of people not only in the City but in the entire country.
 
“Our growing population and urbanisation has resulted in the increased utilisation of Municipal infrastructure. With this in mind, the construction sector is critical so that we can address the increased demand on existing infrastructure. The primary aim of the Indaba is to equip emerging contractors with relevant skills to participate in infrastructural development programmes earmarked by the government,” said Nxumalo.
 
Nxumalo added that the Municipality has realised that the construction sector will not only assist the Municipality address its infrastructural challenges but it will also contribute to the economic growth and development of the City.
 
The Construction Indaba will also give emerging contractors and established companies a platform to exhibit their services and products to buyers and other interested stakeholders who will be attending the Indaba.
 
Members of the media are invited to attend Construction Indaba scheduled as follows:
 
Date : 20- 21 May 2015
 
Venue: Durban Exhibition Centre, Coast of Dreams
 
Time: 09h00 -16h00
 
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For information about Construction Indaba contact, Skuta Ngcobo, Programme Manager within Business Support, Tourism and Markets Unit on 031 311 4587 or 0783245497.
 
Issued by the eThekwini Municipality’s Head of Communications, Tozi Mthethwa.
 
For more information members of the media can contact Gugu Mbonambi on 031 311 4855 or email: gugu.mbonambi@durban.gov.za or Princess Nkabane on 031 311 4818 or email:princess.nkabane@durban.gov.za