R400 million govt hand out to revive small-scale fishing industries in the WC

Over thirteen harbours have been identified to benefit from some R400 million that government has made available to boost small-scale fishing and tourism industries in the Western Cape.

Quantity surveyor and project manager at Department of Public Works, Riyaadh Kara says the money will be used to upgrade small harbours, remove of sunken vessels, improve security and carry out infrastructure repairs.

This project will also help create jobs in the province.

In terms of job creation, we have a contract with Coega who is our implementing agent. In the removal of sunken vessels, we have trained a total of 9 informal divers, some of which were former poachers, including one female.

The top performers will be employed by a marine contractor who will continue with the removal of sunken vessels at other harbours.

Riyaadh Kara, quantity surveyor and project manager at Department of Public Works

Currently we are focusing on reviving those harbours so that local communities can benefit from them.

Riyaadh Kara, quantity surveyor and project manager at Department of Public Works

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