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UNITED DEMOCRATIC MOVEMENT

MEDIA RELEASE

 

UDM WELCOMES R360 MILLION INCENTIVE PACKAGE

STATEMENT ISSUED BY PROF MTUTUZELI MBADI, MP
UDM SPOKESPERSON FOR ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS AND TOURISM

The UDM welcomes the announcement for an incentive package of R360 million for the pilot project aimed at generating economic growth through tourism as part of the Lubombo Spatial Development Initiative in KwaZulu Natal.

The UDM acknowledges the importance of the environment, including areas such as the Greater St. Lucia Wetland Parks. The UDM proposes that a fine balance must be struck between development and job creation on the one hand, and the ecological sensitivity of our rich environmental assets on the other hand.

The UDM urges government to continue with strategies, which are in tune with the realities and needs of South African economic growth and development. This in turn would empower South Africans to improve their standard of living, by equipping them with housing around growth points, the provision of water, electricity, and health services, as  well as the provision of recreational outlets for both the population and tourists.

Enquiries:
Prof. Mbadi, MP
UDM Spokesperson for Environmental Affairs and Tourism
082 556 5048

Cape Town
16 October 2001

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