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EAST LONDON IDZ EAST LONDON IDZ Creating a world Creating a world class IDZ class IDZ Offering world Offering world class class infrastructure infrastructure and services and services

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EAST LONDON IDZ. Creating a world class IDZ Offering world class infrastructure and services. IDZ PHASED EXPANSION. MILESTONES 2001. Buffalo City agrees to transfer land to ELDZC Environmental Impact Assessment approved by Province - PowerPoint PPT Presentation


  • EAST LONDON IDZCreating a world class IDZOffering world class infrastructure and services


  • MILESTONES 2001Buffalo City agrees to transfer land to ELDZCEnvironmental Impact Assessment approved by ProvinceIntention to Designate confirmed by Department of Trade and IndustryExtensive Public Participation and Stakeholder support process

  • MILESTONES 2001Internal Audit of Environmental Management SystemRezoning of land for industrial purposes approvedNational Ports Authority commissions feasibility study on extension of PortEarthworks start for the first two manufacturers.

  • ENVIRONMENTEnvironmental Management SystemISO 14001 certification due 2002Environmental Design ManualConstruction Environmental Management PlanTenants Review Procedure

  • SPATIAL DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVESProposed Coast-to-CoastCorridor

  • SPATIAL DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVESInherent economic potentialCrowding in of investmentInvestment cluster configurationPPP Public-Private-PartnershipsPolitical commitments; andRapid planning and delivery (momentum).

  • CRITICAL FACTORS FOR SUCCESSHuman Resource SkillsWorld Class LogisticsStrategic InvestmentsResponsible Environmental Management

  • ELDZC BOARD REPRESENTATIONNational GovernmentProvincial GovernmentBuffalo City (Local Government)East Cape Development CorporationAirports Company of South AfricaNational Ports AuthorityBusinessLabour


  • NATIONAL PORT AUTHORITY AND OPERATIONS OBJECTIVESNational Ports Authority (NPA) to provide a seamless service, by;Optimising port related logistical processes, and thereby;Enabling port users to maximise their supply to international and local markets; andNPA to redress past tariff imbalances.

  • VEHICLE TERMINAL CHARACTERISTICSDedicated Multi-level Port Car TerminalStrategically PositionedWorld Class FacilitySafe StorageCapacity for Growth.


  • OVERVIEWFor IDZ to succeed, the port needs regular calls to and from all continents and an upgraded rail link to Gauteng.To achieve this, traffic through the port needs to be increased substantiallyDCSA expansion has assisted in dramatic increase in trafficELIDZ is facilitating implementation of the strategy to attract manufacturers from the Pretoria Metropole to utilise the Port of East LondonFurther increases in traffic to be created by exports of, amongst others, timber related products, kaolin products and black graniteNPA commissioned a study to investigate a new container terminal on the West Bank or an extension of the Port.Spoornet has commissioned a study to accommodate Gauteng Motor Industry Imports and Exports.

  • HOW DOES THE ELIDZ CONTRIBUTE TO THE PROCESS?Being a principal motivator behind the current processDeveloping an Industrial Development Zone on the West Bank in East LondonWith Free Zone status and the concomitant benefits to be realized for industrialistsImplementing local and national incentivesProviding world class infrastructureProviding a One Stop efficient business regimeCreating an Export Orientated regime.

  • BENEFITS OF IDZEstimated combined turnover by year 10 Eleven Billion RandEstimated taxation generation 1.459 BillionEstimated Buffalo City Municipal revenue 192 MillionEstimated job creation Thirty Eight Thousand

  • REQUIRED SUPPORTEast London Port as Motor Industry Hub for South Africa.Investments into East London IDZ to create equitable growth between East London and Port Elizabeth.Strategy to upgrade rail line and port extension.

  • CONCLUSIONPhase 1 has two projects valued at Three Hundred MillionPhase 1a and 1b will be operational by January 2004