The Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure:
1. Yes, in terms of initiating infrastructure planning, and obtaining high level cost estimates a town planning/ site clearance assessment on the ±554 km borderline fencing and patrol roads is currently under way.
The findings of the town planning assessment report will be presented to the Department of Defence and the newly established Border Management Agency (BMA), a public entity of the Department of Home Affairs for their joint consideration and incorporation into the development of National Border Security Strategic Plan.
2. As per 1 above.
3. The National Border Security Strategic Plan, will support the Strategic Infrastructure needs and submission to National Treasury to approve additional capital budget allocation for project implementation by DPWI.