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Engineers encouraged to help build a stronger future Cape Town <p> <br> </p> <span> <p>Cape Town is a rapidly growing and expanding City. We are the hub for innovation and tech within the country. Leveraging this innovation to address some of the City's complex socio-economic problems is crucial in ensuring sustained growth and wellness for the citizens of the country and building a City of Hope. </p> <p>Engineers and their partnerships with government play a crucial role in the rapidly evolving landscape of our growing city and future.</p> <figure class="subtopic-fullsize-img"><img src="https://resource.capetown.gov.za/cityassets/Media%20Images%202/CESA%201.jpg" class="responsive" alt="" /> </figure></span> <span> <p>Your innovative role in addressing complex urban challenges from transportation and housing, to water management and energy, as well as waste reduction and water quality, are increasingly crucial in improving our resilience.</p> <p> </p> <p>Being future focused also means anticipating future challenges and proactively searching for solutions, in particular as it relates to transport, water and sanitation. Over the last two years in particular, we have invested a large amount into the expansion and improvement of public transport and urban mobility. We are also spending significant amounts of money on expanding and upgrading the City's water and sanitation infrastructure.</p> <p> </p> <p>Sustainable growth requires investment in infrastructure development to meet the demands of a growing population. <br></p> <figure class="subtopic-fullsize-img"><img src="https://resource.capetown.gov.za/cityassets/Media%20Images%202/CESA%203.jpg" class="responsive" alt="" /> </figure>​​</span> <p>We have invested nearly R24,8 billion over the past three years in improving our resilience against the impact of climate change and other disasters, to ensure climate resilience outcomes for the future in the past three years.</p><p>What does this future look like for engineering and government partnerships? I see a skyline of cranes, creating expansion and jobs for thousands of citizens with more investment in an enabling and friendly City that partners with you. This is imperative to creating a growing economy and improving living standards and alleviating poverty.</p><p>Your role is also to contribute to transparency and communication.</p><p>Municipal projects involve substantial investments of public funds, and it is our duty to ensure transparency, accountability, and fairness at every stage of the process. This is where your role extends beyond the realms of engineering expertise to encompass ethical leadership and principled guidance and project management throughout the process. </p><p>This is as important as designing and constructing. Transparency with clients, stakeholders and residents are crucial in creating an environment free of corruption. </p><p>Engineering for the future also requires unique and innovative solutions, and need the support and collaboration of local communities. </p><p>It has never been more important that we share the vision of partnering to build a stronger and more resilient city, with transparency and innovation as its cornerstones. Let us use this opportunity to network, share ideas, and collaborate on solutions that will make a real difference on our continent and here, in Cape Town. <br></p><p> <strong>End</strong><br></p>2024-03-18T22:00:00ZGP0|#1d539e44-7c8c-4646-887d-386dc1d95d70;L0|#01d539e44-7c8c-4646-887d-386dc1d95d70|City news;GTSet|#62efe227-07aa-45e7-944c-ceebacca891dGP0|#7eef497d-25f7-422e-98b1-aa9bc9de6515;L0|#07eef497d-25f7-422e-98b1-aa9bc9de6515|Business;GTSet|#2e3de6c1-9951-4747-8f53-470629a399bb;GP0|#547b1c61-9195-4cc2-9c95-bf21eacfe251;L0|#0547b1c61-9195-4cc2-9c95-bf21eacfe251|engineer10

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