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Construction work to raise the Clanwilliam Dam Wall is expected to start in October this year and the Department of Water and Sanitation says it has been hard at work mobilising all the necessary resources.

This comes after Minister Gugile Nkwinti’s May announcement that the project would be brought back on track this year. According to the Department all plans are at an advanced stage to meet the set timelines.

The Department dispatched a team to the site on Monday, 06 August 2018, to start with pre-construction activities to ensure that all the necessary requirements are fulfilled before the actual construction starts in October.

Department spokesperson Sputnik Ratau says the department is also making a concerted effort to engage with the relevant stakeholders affected by the project in an effort to ensure that construction is not delayed and all stakeholders are duly informed of developments.

“In keeping with the pre-construction requirements the DWS is bound to inform the Department of Labour and the Provincial Department of Local Government, Environmental Affairs and Development Planning about the upcoming activities.

“The DWS is of the opinion that the completion of this project will enhance water availability in the region, thus ensuring security of supply and bolster economic activity,” the department says.

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