East Cape jobs boost

[caption id="attachment_69755" align="alignright" width="200"] EASTERN CAPE PREMIER PHUMULO MASUALLEPicture: FREDLIN ADRIAAN -[/caption]

Premier says at least 14 new investments worth R2.2bn targeted for IDZs

THOUSANDS of jobs, new investments and efforts to end Nelson Mandela Bay’s water and electricity crisis were some of the bold plans announced by Eastern Cape premier Phumulo Masualle yesterday (20/02)

Masualle delivered his state of the province address to some of the province’s most powerful politicians, business people, religious leaders and other dignitaries at the Bhisho legislature.

The Coega and East London industrial development zones took centre stage as catalysts for economic growth.

The government is targeting at least 14 new investments for the province’s two IDZs at a total of R2.237-billion.

In this financial year, Masualle said, Coega was expected to create 8 000 jobs while the ELIDZ and the Eastern Cape Development Corporation planned to create 5 500 and 7 000 jobs respectively.