The Coega Development Corporation (CDC) has issued a Request for Proposal (RFP) inviting capable and competent service providers with proven experience and track record to submit proposals for the development of a New Manganese Export Terminal (NMET) at the Port of Ngqura, in Gqeberha, in the Eastern Cape.
"The primary objective of this project is to provide world-class end-to-end services to the manganese Sector in South Africa through ensuring that there is a reliable, efficient and cost-effective bulk materials handling facility and impeccable export services at the Port of Ngqura," the CDC said on Monday.
The Request for Proposal follows the announcement by Transnet SOC Ltd on 9 June 2021 that the Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) has appointed the CDC as the implementing agent of choice for the relocation of the manganese terminal and the Liquid Bulk Terminal from the Port of Port Elizabeth to the Port of Ngqura.
This relationship between Transnet and the CDC is consistent with the objective of government to leverage areas of excellence to increase the capacity of the State to deliver.
The project is expected to contribute towards the much-needed economic development of the country.
“Our partnership with Transnet seeks to fast-track infrastructure delivery for the benefit of the country, given the importance of logistics as an enabler of economic development which is needed especially - amid the Covid-19 pandemic. As far as Coega is concerned, we see the...
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