Infrastructure investment will be under-pinned by anti-corruption strategy: De Lille

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Public Works and Infrastructure Minister Patricia De Lille says the country’s infrastructure investment plan will be under-pinned by an anti-corruption strategy.

De Lille was speaking at the start of the two day Infrastructure South Africa Project Preparation Roundtable and Market Place under-way in Midrand.

Government is currently rolling out 62 infrastructure projects in the areas of water, energy, digital, transport, human settlement, agriculture and agro-processing.

De Lille says all these projects will be subjected to independent due diligence to avoid the corruption.

Ramaphosa opens the ISA Project Preparation Roundtable and Market Place

Meanwhile, President Cyril Ramaphosa has called on the public and private sectors to work together to complete infrastructure projects.

Ramaphosa was opening the Infrastructure South Africa, Project Preparation Event.

“Sometimes when you go around the country you will find projects that have been either stopped or abandoned because there was no proper planning or preparation. It is for that reason that we have brought many of you together, so that we can talk about these things and avoid such challenges in the future. There needs to be more coordinated engagement between government and the private sector when we come to the financing space. Our government is committed to financing the project preparation process.”