Friday, June 25, 2010

German Companies Provide Infrastructure for South Africa's World Cup

German companies played a large part in providing infrastructure and construction services for the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, according to Southern African German Chamber of Commerce and Industry CEO Matthias Boddenberg.

Engineering and special equipment material for the stadiums was sourced to a large extent form Germany. The total investment in the 2010 FIFA World Cup infrastructure projects amounted to about R35-billion, he adds.

The infrastructure pro- jects that German companies were involved in included roads, the bus rapid transit system and the Gautrain. The total infrastructure project, valued at R450-billion, is ongoing beyond the FIFA World Cup as it is an infrastructure legacy project, explains Boddenberg.

Germany extensively involved in World Cup infrastructure
Engineering News
June 18, 2010