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19 October 2015

Major Boost For Traffic Flow And Road Safety As Transport Minister Opens Umngeni Interchange

The Minister of Transport, Ms. Dipuo Peters together with KwaZulu–Natal Premier Honourable Senzo Mchunu, the MEC for Transport, Community Safety and Liaison Mr. Willies Mchunu and the eThekwini Mayor Councillor James Nxumalo invite members of the media to the official opening of the completed Umngeni Interchange in Durban as part of the October Transport Month (OTM) campaign. 

The official opening of this world-class infrastructure, made possible by a solid collaboration between the Department of Transport, SANRAL and the eThekwini Municipality will take place on Tuesday, 20th October from 09h00. 

OTM is aimed at showcasing infrastructure projects with major socio economic spin offs in all modes of transport namely roads, aviation, maritine, rail and public transport. 

Later during the course of the morning, the Minister will interact with members of the community from Umngeni and surrounding areas to report back on the successes achieved and progress made in the transport sector but also challenges encountered in the process and issues that might be raised by the community. 

The details of the Minister’s itinerary are as follows

1. Official Opening and Cutting Ribbon at the Interchange: Date:Tuesday, 20 October 2015 

Time:09:h00 

Venue:Umngeni Interchange 

2. Imbizo and engagement with community of Umngeni and surrounding areas. 

Date:Tuesday, 20 October 2015 

Venue:Reservoir Hills Sports Field 

Time:11h00 

All media are invited to attend. Journalists attending the event are requested to confirm their attendance with Sam Monareng: 073 491 3382, Gugu Mdlalose: 072 944 4835 or Nathi Sukazi: 081 018 0518. 

NB: Transport is arranged for members of the media who will attend the official opening of the Interchange and Ribbon Cutting. Transport will leave at 08h30 from City Hall Car Park. Photo opportunities and interviews will also be arranged. 

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Issued by: Department of Transport 





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