06 August 2020 - NW1365
Graham, Ms SJ to ask the Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure
What is the current status and full relevant details of the progress made on the signing of a new lease for the Pinetown Home Affairs office, including anticipated time frames?
The Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure:
The lease agreement has been signed by both parties on 21 May 2020. The landlord has also submitted lease agreement to his financiers for funding. The parties had agreed to meet in July 2020 to discuss the tenant installations and the Project Execution Plan with the Client. The Service Provider is based in Gauteng and was going to drive to Durban for the meeting.
Unfortunately the meeting had to be cancelled as the architect working on the project is one of three staff members from the Service Providers office that had tested positive for Covid-19. The architect then went into self-quarantine for a period of 14 days. The Department of Public Works and Infrastructure’s Regional Office is currently securing a new zoom meeting date with all parties as soon as the project architect is available.