Government hosts media tour to Musina Ring Road infrastructure project: 22 Nov

19 November 2021

Government Communication and Information System (GCIS) is hosting a media tour that will be led by the Minister in the Presidency, Mondli Gungubele together with the Head of Infrastructure Office in the Presidency, Dr. Kgosientsho Ramokgopa at Musina Local Municipality to assess the progress made at the construction of Musina Ring Road infrastructure project.

The R640-million construction of the new ring road from Musina South to Musina North commenced in December 2019 and will be completed in 2022. The Musina Ring Road will divert traffic from the N1 in town by providing a bypass around town.

Currently, an estimation of over 1000 heavy vehicles use the N1 road and pass through Musina city center on a daily basis; intersections and lower speed restrictions create heavy traffic congestion and damage to infrastructure in the central business district of the town. The road will ease congestion between Musina and Beit Bridge border post, which is a gateway to many other Sothern African Development Community countries that trade with South Africa such as Zambia and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

The construction of the Musina Ring Road forms part of the government’s infrastructure projects programme, which is part of the overall Economic Recovery Plan that seeks to create employment opportunities across various sectors and communities.

Members of the media are invited to attend the media tour.

Details are as follows:
Date:            Monday 22 November 2021
Time:            09:00 – 14:00
Venue:          Musina Local Municipality

Media programme
09:00 – 10:00          Arrival and registration
10:00 – 10:30          Departure to the site
10:30 – 11:30          Media tour at the Musina Ring Road
11:30 – 12:30          Doorstop media interviews onsite
12:00 – 14:00          Media briefing

RSVP: Ireen Manyuha on 082 440 5676/Email: Ireen@gcis.gov.za(link sends e-mail) or Ignicious Masilela on 071 960 5317/Email: ignicious@gcis.gov.za(link sends e-mail).

Enquiries: Phumla Williams on 083 501 0139

Issued by: Government Communications

Year: 
2021
Media Statement date: 
Friday, November 19, 2021