Jul 24, 2007:
According to the Premier one of the conditions requested by the Department of Public Works is that suitable alternative office space is found to house the occupants of Customs House, whose work is closely related to the harbour. He said that action had already been undertaken to fulfill the Department’s conditions.
Andrew Boraine, chairperson of Convenco, the holding company responsible for the development of the CTICC and for its future expansion, said he was extremely pleased with the announcement made by Rasool and that this completed a process of more than five years of talks with the Department of Public Works.
“The extension of CTICC is of great importance for increasing the prospects of South Africa and Cape Town as a tourism and international conference destination, as well as further regenerating the Foreshore area and connecting the Cape Town Central City through to the sea,” he said.
Dirk Elzinga, managing director of CTICC, expressed his delight with the announcement because it meant that the CTICC extension could be ready for use in early 2010.
“We welcome this positive outcome. This is a very significant development for us all as it gives Cape Town the potential to benefit from the heavily increasing interest from both international associations as well as the corporate sector to bring meetings to South Africa in the Soccer World Cup year.”
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