‘Streamlined’ enviro approvals mooted for key infrastructure projects
Engineering News ONLINE
28 May 2013
A “streamlined” environmental authorisation process is being introduced by the Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) to facilitate the implementation of the 18 Strategic Infrastructure Projects (Sips) being overseen by South Africa’s Presidential Infrastructure Coordinating Commission (PICC).
President Jacob Zuma established the PICC in 2011 to assist with the coordination and fast-tracking of various economic and social infrastructure projects, ranging from new minerals export corridors and electricity projects, to accelerated school-building and public-transport initiatives. Read more