Top award for big Durban water project
14 November 2018 | Web Article Number: ME201812741
THE eThekwini Municipality’s ‘Provision of Water and Sanitation to Informal Settlements Project’ has received an award, in the ‘Community Upliftment and Job Creation’ category, at the IMESA/CESA Biennial Excellence Awards function, held in Port Elizabeth recently.
This project was also presented with the 2018 SAICE Durban Branch Award for the ‘Most Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement’ in the category of community-based projects, earlier this year.
Bosch Projects was one of four design consultants to provide professional engineering and construction supervision services to the eThekwini 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 was 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. These prestigious awards are a great honour for Bosch Projects.”
The company 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 consulted in the areas of business development, project management, design and construction supervision across the project life cycle, while teams collectively implemented the project.