Lafarge awarded contract to upgrade free state roads, South Africa

Lafarge awarded contract to upgrade free state roads, South Africa
Published: 31 October 2006

Lafarge Cement in South Africa has been awarded a R96m  two-year contract for the supply of cement as part of one the biggest road upgrading contracts in the Free State. This project is part of Government¹s initiation of major new projects in preparing the country¹s infrastructure for the 2010 World Cup.

Under the contract, for which completion is scheduled in February 2008, Lafarge Cement will supply 4,000ton of cement for sub-base stabilisation and soil modification called Œspreading¹ on an 18km section of the road between Parys and the N1 freeway. After very little road project activity in the past six years, this is expected to be one of many infrastructure projects that will be launched in the Free State.

The main construction contract worth R95-million was awarded to a joint venture between Bloemfontein based companies, Meyker Reteng Construction and JD Charles Construction (recently renamed: Taupele Construction). Meyker then awarded Lafarge with the contract for the supply of cement.