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Remarks by the Minister of Transport Mr. Sibusiso Ndebele (MP) On the Occasion of the Launch of the Request for Proposals For the Rolling Stock Fleet Renewal Programme
The Launch of PRASA’s Request for Proposals (RFP) for the Rolling Stock Fleet Renewal Programme is a landmark development in the history of our rail system, and public transport as a whole. It is a proud and significant moment, not only for the transport family, and a victory for the commuting public of South Africa.
This opportunity could not have come at a better time when the current economic environment, of fluctuating fuel prices and global financial turmoil, is presenting challenges for the economy, severely affecting our public transport users. Most importantly, this rolling stock programme forms an integral part of Government’s infrastructure programme, led and championed by His Excellency, President Jacob Zuma.