President Cyril Ramaphosa host the second Sustainable Infrastructure Development Symposium of South Africa (SIDSSA) on 6 and 7 October 2021
The symposium, which is organised by the Investment and Infrastructure Office in the Presidency, will be held under the theme “Quality infrastructure for development, recovery and inclusive growth”.
The SIDSSA is a platform that brings together critical role-players in the infrastructure investment space, who are galvanised around a key goal of accelerating an infrastructure-led Covid-19 economic recovery plan.
INFRASTRUCTURE INVESTMENT CRITICAL TO JOB CREATION
“Infrastructure investment is a critical driver of future growth of the South African economy. The provision of superior quality infrastructure allows an economy to be more efficient, improves productivity, and raises long-term growth and living standards,” according to the Presidency.
South Africa requires the right kind of infrastructure investment that will not only contribute to higher long-term growth, but should address spatial disparities, transform the economy and create much needed jobs.
The programme for SIDSSA21 can be viewed at https://sidssa.org.zaThe
The SIDSSA said that the symposium is also a platform to explore partnerships between the public and private sectors and investment opportunities in infrastructure.
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SYMPOSIUM TO SHAPE REGULATORY AND POLICY FRAMEWORK
“Furthermore, the symposium is intended to shape the conversations about regulatory and policy reforms, innovative funding models for infrastructure and investing in infrastructure for a shared prosperity for all,” it said.
On 6 October 2021, the Investment and Infrastructure Office will hold a media briefing which will unpack the thematic focus areas of the symposium and by extension the 2021 infrastructure pipeline.
The infrastructure pipeline is geared to boost demand and ensure effective coordination of all infrastructure players. It will also formalise systematic engagement with all role players.
It is envisaged that the pipeline will also contribute to building a resilient economy by accelerating the delivery of infrastructure.