Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Zuma Says Transportation System Ready For GDP-Boosting World Cup

With the opening of the new central terminal building at OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg, South African President Jacob Zuma said Tuesday that the country's transportation infrastructure was ready for the World Cup and its transportation demands. He also said that theWorld Cup would add about 4.9 billion Rand (~$662.7 million USD) to the country's gross domestic product in 2010.

He said that as the airport's name changed from the Johannesburg International Airport to the OR Tambo International Airport in 2006, "so did its form and size".

A transport action plan was developed in 2005 in preparation for the World Cup, as part of which R20bn was put into expanding airports countrywide.

"... Now we are seeing the results," said Zuma.

SA ready for World Cup - Zuma
April 20, 2010