RLM: R120 million for brand-new vehicles
Rustenburg – The Rustenburg Local Municipality (RLM) is buying more than 200 vehicles worth over R120m this financial year to replace its ageing fleet, mayor councillor Mpho Khunou said at a media briefing during a handover of the first batch of 30 NP300 Nissan double cabs at the municipal offices in Rustenburg on Monday 9 July.
In an interview with Platinum Weekly, mayor Khunou said the municipality will be taking another 50 new vehicles in its next phase progressively over the next few months.
“We will be disposing off our old fleet. The new fleet yet to come, includes combis,” mayor Khunou added. “This initiative’s budget allocated is for the purposes of addressing issues of service delivery as well as problems experienced by the community of Rustenburg.”
Additional major interventions of the municipality in the pipeline include a R150 million project to upgrade and refurbish two electricity substations.
“We will be upgrading the Voltaire substation in Boitekong and will also upgrade the Bospoort water works to double the 12 megalitres per day. We will also roll out plans to replace ageing infrastructure in terms of RLM’s sanitation and water conservation management programme,” mayor Khunou said.
“Our overall allocation towards maintenance has increased substantially. There is provision for R244 million in the expenditure budget,” he said.
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