DURBAN – Delegates attending the KwaZulu-Natal Export Week highlighted the need for the province to be positioned as the gateway to Africa and the world.
The week long event which is hosted by Trade and Investment KwaZulu-Natal also discussed the urgency to “act now” on catalytic projects.
Frikkie Brooks, Deputy Director-General, Strategic Management and Head of Secretariat, KZN Provincial Planning Commission, said, "We need to increase our links to Africa. Inclusive economic growth, human and community development and strategic infrastructure are among the strategic priorities of the KZN PGDP 2035".
He added that as a province the goal is to have a 18 percent growth target over the next three years and to eliminate the barriers to catalytic projects.
"Increased investments in infrastructure development in the province is critical to supporting air and sea freight movement of goods and passengers," said Brooks.