Hon Speaker, the ANC welcomes the official unveiling of the R81 road in Limpopo by President Jacob Zuma on Tuesday, 8 October 2013. The road links the rural town of Giyani and the city of Polokwane. The construction of the R81 road has been made possible by the Limpopo ANC government's investment of more than R249 million in the project.
This new structure enables residents to travel easier within the province and to move goods between Polokwane and Giyani. It also shortens travelling time and reduces the cost of doing business between Polokwane and Giyani.
The unveiling of the road is part of the ANC government's continuous programme of rolling out infrastructure programmes, thus contributing to the development of the poorest regions of our country, overcoming spatial inequalities, unlocking key bottlenecks in the economy and structurally transforming our society. I thank you, hon Speaker. [Applause.]