Deputy Speaker, the response to this question is the following. A new reservoir of 2,5 ML is substantially complete, with the contractor on site currently undertaking pressure and water-seal tests, which are scheduled to be completed by the end of November 2013.
When the reservoir is completed, the water storage capacity will be increased in the area from 0,35 ML to 2,5 ML. Use of the old reservoir will be discontinued. At the time when the President visited the site, only the earthworks for the reservoir had been started, but now a complete structure is in place.
Following the presidential monitoring visit to the area, 10 new boreholes and their associated pump-station construction are complete, and all the equipment has been installed. The process of completing the interconnecting pipeline between the new reservoir and the existing main bulk line to improve security of reticulation supply is under way. The construction of approximately 10 km of pipeline is 95% complete, while the reservoir is 98% complete and is also in the commissioning phase.
Eskom completed its power supply to the scheme on schedule, ensuring that there was no delay in the completion of the work of the contractor. All the pump stations are now connected to electricity. The Ngobi residents have access to water, and the security of the water supply will be enhanced once the new reservoir is commissioned.
With regard to the rehabilitation of roads in and around Moretele, the department of public works, roads and transport in the North West initiated projects that include the rehabilitation of the R101 and the Makapanstad to Swartdam road, and the rehabilitation of the D614, D634 and D632. The rehabilitation of the R101 is in progress and the other district roads are budgeted for implementation in the 2015-16 financial year. The Makapanstad to Swartdam road has been completed. No commitment was made on rail in this area.
The commitments have been monitored on average every quarter since the presidential visit, and also whenever urgent issues have arisen. The pump stations, the reservoir and the pipeline construction sites were last visited by our department, including engineers, on 1 October 2013. Verification photographs were taken and the report in this regard has been presented.
A monitoring task team has been established and is co-ordinated by the Department of Performance Monitoring and Evaluation as well as Administration in the Presidency and the Office of the Premier in the North West, and includes the Moretele Municipality. Other key stakeholders, such as the Department of Water Affairs and Eskom, have attended meetings and reported on progress made. The provincial government of the North West and the Moretele Municipality are also engaged with the Presidential Infrastructure Co-ordinating Commission Strategic Integrated Project 4 process, which is headed by the Minister of Transport, co-ordinated by the SA National Roads Agency Limited, and monitored by the PICC Secretariat team in the Department of Economic Development. [Time expired.]