Minister Simmers to conduct oversight visit at Forest village development | Western Cape Government


Minister Simmers to conduct oversight visit at Forest village development

13 May 2020

Tomorrow, 14 May 2020, Western Cape Human Settlements Minister Tertuis Simmers will visit the construction site of the Forest Village Housing project in Eerste River, Cape Town.

Minister Simmers said: “Since the alert levels of the disaster declaration as instituted by President Cyril Ramaphosa have been relaxed from level 5 to 4 and “critical public works construction,” which includes public human settlements development projects, have been allowed to recommence, we have to ensure that contractors comply with all the health and safety protocols.

The Department of Human Settlements has issued a directive to contractors and part of my visit is to ensure these are being adhered to.”

The Forest Village Project is a mixed-use development and consisting of various types of units to cater for beneficiaries of different income levels and specific needs such as Military Veterans, Breaking New Ground (BNG) and Finance Linked Individual Subsidy Programme (FLISP) units. It is one of my Department’s Catalytic Projects, which commenced in January 2016 and has a budget allocation of R1,1 billion.

Western Cape residents benefiting from this project are from the Airport Precinct, the N2 Gateway excess, Wards 16, 17, and 108.

Media Enquiries: 

Marcellino Martin
Spokesperson for Minister Tertuis Simmers
Tel: 021 483 3397
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