Mpumalanga Public Works will launch Construction Contact Centre with Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB)

4 March 2009

You are hereby cordially invited to attend the official launch of Mpumalanga’s first construction contact centre, to be held on 10 March 2009. The function starts at the Mpumalanga Construction Contact Centre (CCC) on the corner of Samora Machel and Paul Kruger Streets in Nelspruit at 09h00 with a ribbon cutting ceremony and VIP breakfast. The National Minister for Public Works, Mr Geoff Doidge, and the MEC for Public Works, Mr Madala Masuku, are expected to attend.

The main programme will be at the Mpumalanga parks board auditorium and will start at 10h00, followed by a lunch. Construction Contact Centres are facilities created by the CIDB in partnership with Departments of Public Works at national and provincial level as hubs for industry wide initiatives on contractor development and other construction services. There are currently six Construction Contact Centres in Mayville, Durban in Kwazulu Natal, Cape Town in the Western Cape, Bisho in the Eastern Cape, Bloemfontein in the Free State, Polokwane in Limpopo and Tshwane at CIDB head office in Gauteng. Mpumalanga province is delighted to add to the number with the province’s own CCC in Nelspruit.

By receiving and, in the near future, processing applications for contractor registration and upgrades the CCC is facilitating better contractor and stakeholder access to CIDB services in the province. They also facilitate improved communication between the CIDB, contractors and clients. For the first time contractors will be able to track the status and progress of their applications locally. Inevitably this will speed up the processing of applications and contribute to an easier and much more user-friendly registration process, and contribute towards support service that enhance contractor growth and development.

Contractors in the province will no longer have to travel to Pretoria to register with the CIDB, but can now register at the centre. The centre is expected to draw a large number of unregistered contractors in the province.

Exhibitors from the construction industry are also expected to showcase their services at the launch.

Your presence would be highly appreciated.

Please RSVP with:

Ms Lindiwe Simelane
Tel: 013 766 8216
Fax: 013 766 8453

Issued by: Department of Public Works, Mpumalanga Provincial Government