oa Civil Engineering = Siviele Ingenieurswese - Richards Bay railway and harbour complex - present and future economic benefit to the country
|Article Title||Richards Bay railway and harbour complex - present and future economic benefit to the country|
|© Publisher:||South African Institution Of Civil Engineering (SAICE)|
|Journal||Civil Engineering = Siviele Ingenieurswese|
|Affiliations||1 SAR & H|
|Publication Date||Nov 1976|
|Pages||266 - 268|
|Keyword(s)||Harbour, Infrastructure, Railway and Richards Bay|
An integrated transport infrastructure complex of the magnitude of the Richards Bay project, comprising a 509-km railway line linking South Africa's rich coal reserves with a modern deep-water harbour, will certainly have numerous benefits for the entire country. Firstly it unlocks a relatively underdeveloped part of the country for further economic exploitation and secondly it provides South Africa's mineral resources with a gateway to world markets. The foreign exchange expected to be generated by these exports will, over the longer term, strengthen South Africa's balance of payments position considerably.
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