eThekwini all setfor 2010

WITH the 2010 Fifa World Cup just six months away the eThekwini municipality is fine-tuning its plans to ensure that the thousands of visitors expected in Durban enjoy a safe, hassle-free visit.

"All our 2010 projects are proceeding well," said Julie-May Ellingson, head of the strategic projects unit and 2010 programme on the council.

"In terms of transport many of our projects have been completed and others are on track for completion by the end of March.

"Work on all sidewalks, lighting and landscaping is proceeding well. The rehabilitation of the beachfront is also on track and the process of greening the city includes the planting of 62500 trees in Buffelsdraai.

"The beachfront community has been very accommodating, given all the construction work on the beach front," Ellingson said.

We have had some issues related to the disruption of water but this is being addressed.

"Another importantaspect is to ensure that food and drinks served to visitors while they're here is germ free and safe, whether it's from a five-star hotel or a street vendor.