Minister Meyer and representatives from Provincial Treasury visited Prince Albert to share the Central Karoo District’s budget allocation of R850.4 million for 2018/19.
Within the Central Karoo District, R505 million will be spent in Beaufort West followed by Prince Albert and Laingsburg at R123 million and R72 million respectively. A further R149 million will be spent across municipalities.
An amount of R490 million is allocated towards infrastructure development in the Central Karoo District over the 2018 MTEF.
Infrastructure allocations within the Central Karoo District will mostly be directed towards the upkeep of the region’s extensive road network which will include regravel (R74 million), district road maintenance (R69 million) as well as upgrade (R158 million) projects.
A total of 883 and 451 housing units will be constructed in Beaufort West (R65 million) and Prince Albert (R58 million) respectively.
An amount of R20.7 million will be directed towards upgrades and additions to the Laingsburg Clinic.