PRESIDENT Cyril Ramaphosa is set to visit the Durban Port on Thursday, 15 April to lead an oversight visit and assess the progress made in enhancing the efficiency and competitiveness of the port.
The President will be accompanied by the Minister of Public Enterprises, Mr Pravin Gordhan, the Minister of Transport, Mr Fikile Mbalula, the Premier of KwaZulu-Natal, Mr Sihle Zikalala, and the Executive Mayor of the eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality, Cllr Mxolisi Kaunda.
According to Tyrone Seale, acting spokesperson to the President, Ramaphosa will receive a briefing from the senior management of Transnet on the Port of Durban Masterplan and efforts to improve the performance of the port.
“Thereafter, the President will tour the port precinct to assess the status of key infrastructure projects and decongestion initiatives. The Port of Durban plays an important role as a logistics hub for South Africa and the continent, and is responsible for handling the largest freight volumes of any port in the country,” said Seale.
She added that improving the efficiency of the port and establishing its status as a global shipping hub is a key priority of the President, and a focus area of Operation Vulindlela.
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