SABC News - Govt invests R290-billion in job creation:Wednesday 17 February 2016

Govt invests R290-billion in job creation

Wednesday 17 February 2016 15:19

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Minister Ebrahim Patel says 160 news schools have been built through the NDP and the nine-point-plan.

Minister Ebrahim Patel says 160 new schools have been built through the NDP and the nine-point-plan.(SABC)

Minister of Economic Development Ebrahim Patel says government has invested over R290-billion in job creation through infrastructure. He was addressing Parliament during the State of the Nation Debate.

Patel outlined some of the outcomes of government's nine-point-plan.

“This is how we implement the NDP and the nine-point-plan announced last year. The creation of jobs through infrastructure, we invested R290 billion as a nation for the past calendar year, more than R1-billion every working day. The money helped us to build 160 new schools, to provide new higher education housing accommodation for an additional 3100 students. “

Patel says the money was also used to build about 100 000 new houses and to connect 265 000 homes to electricity.

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