President Ramaphosa visits the Eastern Cape to assess Msikaba Bridge

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President Cyril Ramaphosa on Thursday morning arrived at Msikaba in Lusikisiki, in the Eastern Cape, where he is visiting the construction site of the multi-billion rand Msikaba Bridge.

The bridge is part of the envisaged N2 Wild Coast road megaproject that will link the Eastern Cape with KwaZulu-Natal.

The first soil for the construction of the Msikaba Bridge was turned four years ago.

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It will cost an estimated R1.65 billion and is expected to be completed by 2023.

A cable car has already been installed. President Ramaphosa went into a briefing with stakeholders shortly after his arrival.

An engagement with the community is scheduled for  Thursday, preceded by a site visit by the President.