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The Nelson Mandela Bay municipality in Port Elizabeth has put aside R16 million for the purchase of six new fire-fighting vehicles.
This forms part of their plan to jack up their service delivery for the 2009 Confederations Cup, 2010 World Cup and beyond.
Mahlubi Biyana, a councillor in the Nelson Mandela municipality, said they were delighted to have bought the new vehicles.
He added that the new fire-fighting fleet would help the municipality deliver a quicker and more efficient service to the community.
Noxolo Abraham-Ntantiso, MEC for sports and culture in Eastern Cape, said they were happy to see visible developments in their World Cup host city.
Abraham-Ntantiso said there were many other projects that will be introduced in the new year as part of their preparations for the World Cup.