Mayor Dan Plato has today formalised an agreement with the Dutch Government which entails R300 million in grant funding, which will, over the next five to 10 years, help to improve public transport for commuters from Khayelitsha and Nyanga.
The #cocreateSA initiative will bring together South African and Dutch stakeholders to discuss ways to co-create economically, environmentally and socially Resilient Cities, focusing on sustainable and innovative solutions to urban challenges.
The City of Cape Town’s own Resilience Strategy will be launched later this month and aims to future-proof our city against climate change shocks.
Council recently gave the City the greenlight to sign the agreement.
This funding agreement is known as the Orio Project, and will be used for the roll-out of the MyCiTi bus service between Khayelitsha and Wynberg and Claremont.
Given that the MyCiTi service will be connecting commuters with other modes of transport, such as minibus-taxis and trains, the funding will also assist in improving the following public transport interchanges (PTIs) as part of the Orio Project: