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Zikalala unveils land parcels for KZN flood victims



The KwaZulu-Natal provincial government unveiled the land parcels that are secured and linked to all mass care centers, as part of a program to restore flood victims’ lives to normal and restore their dignity.

Giving the latest update on the provincial government’s response to the provincial flood disaster in May, KwaZulu-Natal chief Sihle Zikalala unveiled a program to restore flood victims who have lost their homes and are still housed in mass care centers.

Zikalala said the provincial government was now in the third phase of its response, which was to focus on rehabilitation and reconstruction. This includes the construction and repair of major infrastructure, as well as the construction of houses in suitably located areas with measures to protect the residents of the affected areas from future severe weather events.

Zikalala said there were currently eight identified sites for the construction of temporary residential units (TRUs) in the municipality of eThekwini, with three in the North region and five in the Western region.

As part of the first phase, Zikalala said the provincial government was in a phase to begin delivery of 1 074 TRU, which will include ablution. He also said that the service providers have also been appointed and that a major change in the relocation of people from shelters is expected.

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“There are 84 mass care centers in the province, 44 of which are already linked to a potential land parcel. Detailed assessments of the 44 proposed properties have been completed and are to be released by the National Department of public works and infrastructure.

“Preliminary engineering design processes are underway for each site. Each design is in line with the permanent solution. The city [Durban] play its role in the installation of services to link proposed TRUs to the eThekwini water and sanitation department, ”said Zikalala.

The chief executive announced that the human settlements department had identified projects worth R2.1 million R2.1 million to bring the displaced families back to normal life.

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