Twenty nine industrial projects will be undertaken in Gauteng this year as part of the aerotropolis initiative to enhance transport and logistics, aviation and manufacturing industries related to OR Tambo International Airport.

“This will dramatically transform the current industrial structure of the economy of Ekurhuleni,” said Gauteng Premier David Makhura during his State of the Province address on Monday.

Among the projects in the corridor will be the Tambo Springs Inland Port Development with an estimated R7.5-billion investment over five years.

This forms part of the reconfiguration of the Gauteng City Region’s space and economy along five development corridors that have distinct industries and different comparative advantages.