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Basil Read June 09 www. bus- ex. com 27 consideration to these opportunities before committing to a contract," Erasmus comments. Meanwhile, the company is currently working on a number of high- profile national infrastructure projects, including a R430 million contract to build 14 hectares of container space at Durban Harbour, which will be completed in August 2009, and two projects that are part of the Gauteng Freeway Improvement scheme, which are scheduled for completion in October 2010. The larger of the improvement scheme projects is the Brakfontein Flying Saucer interchange, which is valued to R1.2 billion and includes widening the freeway to four lanes, constructing four new bridges and widening six existing ones. The smaller of the projects is a R679 million upgrade of section 21 of the N1 between Atterbury and Scientia, and it includes widening the freeway to four lanes and providing additional collector/ distributor lanes. Basil Read has a 25 per cent stake in the joint venture for the construction of the R3 billion Kusile Power Station for Eskom, situated in Mpumulanga. So, with plenty of work on the order books and more to look forward to, the future looks bright for Basil Read. - Editorial research by Jon Bradley

Worker 28 www. bus- ex. com June 09