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National Infrastructure Plan 2050 Drawn Up

August 13, 2021

Department of Public Works and Infrastructure

The Draft National Infrastructure Plan (NIP) 2050 has been drawn up.

The public works and infrastructure department published the Draft Plan in Government Gazette 44951.

In a statement, the department pointed out that the NIP 2050 was prepared by Infrastructure South Africa over a period of six months working closely with sector specialists and other stakeholders.

The department added that the NIP 2050 offers a “strategic vision and plan that links top NDP objectives to actionable steps and intermediate outcomes”.

The NIP 2050 focuses on strengthening State Owned Enterprises performance; sector specific regulation; state capacity and private participation in public infrastructure delivery and management.

In the first iteration, the NIP 2050 will focus on the critical network infrastructure sectors of energy, freight transport, water, and digital communications.

In the second version, NIP 2050 will extend to distributed infrastructure and related municipal services.

NIP 2050 also focuses on building a regional agenda for infrastructure; financing infrastructure and maintenance; strengthening institutions for delivery; rebuilding a vibrant and empowered civil construction and supplier sectors and monitoring and reporting on progress.

Comment is invited until 17 September 2021.