Police keeping eye on Eldorado Park substation construction

Police keeping eye on Eldorado Park substation construction

The Department of Infrastructure Environment Services in Johannesburg has asked police and the metro police to be on standby while contractors resume the construction of  the Eldorado Park substation.

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The construction is expected to start Tuesday.


City Power spokesperson Isaac Mangena says four new contractors have been appointed for the project.


"Twenty-EPWP, eight local SMMEs out of initial 30, were appointed from the community alongside the community liaison officer and local labourers. 


"The SMMEs problems were addressed in the meeting to the satisfaction of all the parties involved. The main contractor committed to assist them reasonably where necessary," Mangena said. 

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Mangena says precautionary measures have been taken to ensure that there are no disruptions.


"But MMC office has also taken precautionary measures to ramp up our security to monitor and ensure that there are no disruptions on site. 


"JMPD and the SAPS will be on standby should there be any disruptions." 


Moerane says he is satisfied with the progress so far.


"We are expecting all involved will start work with the community interests in their sight. 


"The current substation is failing the community with regular outages and the construction of the new substation cannot be delayed any further," adds Moerane.

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