Award for big Durban ablutions project

THE eThekwini Municipality’s Provision of Water and Sanitation to Informal Settlements Project has been awarded the 2018 SAICE Durban Branch Award for the Most Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement in the category of community-based projects.

Bosch Projects is one of four design consultants to provide professional engineering and construction supervision services to the municipality, for the delivery of communal ablution facilities to informal settlements in the region.

“The Bosch Projects team worked closely with the eThekwini Municipality in this project, to secure the supply of potable water and basic sanitation services, to some of the poorest communities in the KwaZulu-Natal province,” said Jason Holder, divisional manager, Wastewater (KZN), Bosch Projects – a member of the Bosch Holdings group of multidisciplinary consulting engineering companies.

“Through this project, more than 118 000 people living in 34 informal settlements across the city, are benefitting from the provision of 300 communal ablution facilities.

“It is a privilege for the Bosch Projects team to be part of such a meaningful project, which is improving the quality of life and restoring the dignity of so many people. This prestigious SAICE award is a great honour for Bosch Projects.”

Bosch Projects has sub-consulted with two eThekwini development design consultants – Lwazi Project Management and Masithu Consulting and Project Managers – in a mentorship role, with emphasis on skills development, to accelerate training and knowledge.

Bosch Projects consults in the areas of business development, project management, design and construction supervision across the project life cycle, while teams collectively implement the project.

This multi-million-rand water and sanitation project, which is managed by SMEC South Africa, is due for completion in September 2018.

The project now goes forward as a nomination for the SAICE National Awards later this year.

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