AMD mitigation project declared emergency govt waterworks

Engineering News 16 October 2012.

JOHANNESBURG ( – Water and Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa has declared acid mine drainage (AMD) mitigation project an emergency government waterworks, paving the way for the Trans Caledon Tunnel Authority (TCTA) to proceed with its immediate and short-term interventions.

The Department of Water Affairs (DWA) said on Tuesday that the short-term emergency works implied that the TCTA was authorised to finalise the awarding of the contract for the construction of the Central basin, a separate contract for the Western and Eastern basins, as well as the immediate intervention in the Western basin…

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