Construction of community day centre in Thembalethu
The Western Cape Department of Transport and Public Works delivers infrastructure and services to people of the province to promote positive socio-economic outcome and safe, empowered and connected communities.
The construction of a much-needed community day centre in Thembalethu in George has started. This R66 million facility was commissioned by the Department of Transport and Public Works (DTPW) for the Western Cape Department of Health. If everything goes according to plan, the centre will be completed in November 2017. This project helps to give effect to Healthcare 2030’s aim to provide high-quality health facilities at district hospital and primary healthcare level.
The facility will include an infectious disease unit, a chronic care unit, an acute treatment unit, and a pharmacy. Provision has also been made for oral health, women and child health, and rehabilitation and therapy services. To maximise efficiency, the building is designed to be easy to maintain. Green features include natural ventilation and light, rainwater harvesting, and low energy technology.
DTPW continues to create Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP) work opportunities through its infrastructure and related projects. A total of 14% of the contract amount will be spent on targeted enterprises, 9% on suppliers and manufactures and 4% on local labour from the Eden District.
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