By the end of this week, the city of Joburg is expected to know the extent of the damage and cost related to the explosion that rocked Lilian Ngoyi Street. [formerly Bree Street] last week.
This, according to finance MMC Dada Morero, will determine where the city goes in search of money to fund the reconstruction of damaged infrastructure.
By the end of the week they are [experts] He will give us reports. We will make sure [the reports] Morero said.
His comment comes as a number of businesses are unable to operate after an explosion on Wednesday destroyed road and vehicle infrastructure, causing the venue to be cordoned off.
Engineers [and other experts] On site. Once they get back to us and say those are the possible costs, we’ll know. At the moment we don’t want to commit to anything [relating to costs]. “We don’t know what the report can say,” Morero said. On the basis of those [the reports] We’ll know what to do.”
He said that the sources of funding allocated to repair the damage caused by the explosion will be determined by the amount mentioned in the report.
Asked about his choices in terms of legislation, Morero said, “At this point, it’s still too early to tell. As a finance MMC, I’m busy working on it and trying to finalize the cost.”
He said that once the reports were seen, there would be no need to go through the council to obtain permission to obtain funding.
“We don’t need to go to the board. We just need to do the report properly and then run the departments. There is only one consideration, once we see the costs, we will know what to do.”
Housing firm MMC Mgcini Tshwaku said the city has contracted experts to “look at the overall picture, the extent of the damage, and they are also supposed to look at the structural integrity of the infrastructure, especially the buildings.”
“Without such a report detailing what happened and the extent of the damage, this work should be terminated first and a level should be raised [Gauteng] boycott. After the province makes its own resolve, it must explore [the way forward]Chuaco said.
He said he was aware that the report on the source of the explosion had been submitted.