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Infrastructure Development Act, 2014 (Act No. 23 of 2014)

Part 2 : Presidential Infrastructure Coordinating Commission and structures of Commission

4. Functions of Council



The functions of the Council are to—

(a) coordinate the development, maintenance, implementation and monitoring of the national infrastructure plan;
(b) coordinate the determination of priorities for infrastructure development;
(c) designate strategic integrated projects contemplated in section 7 and designate SIP Chairpersons and SIP coordinators for them;
(d) ensure that infrastructure development in respect of any strategic integrated project is given priority in planning, approval and implementation;
(e) ensure co-operation between organs of state affected by projects undertaken;
(f) coordinate the identification of strategic international partners with which to conclude agreements which seek to promote the objects of this Act;
(g) identify—
(i) the current and future needs and related priorities in relation to infrastructure development of the Republic, or in the region as it relates to the Republic;
(ii) any legislation and other regulatory measures that impede or may impede infrastructure development, and advise the executive authority of the relevant sphere of government;
(iii) the direct and indirect impact of any strategic integrated project on job creation, youth employment and economic inclusiveness, including in relation to women and persons with disabilities;
(iv) the direct and indirect impact of any strategic integrated project on economic equality and social cohesion;
(v) financial matters that may impact on infrastructure development and maintenance; and
(vi) the social impact of strategic integrated projects;
(h) evaluate existing infrastructure with a view to improving planning, procurement, construction, operations and maintenance;
(i) consider proposals for infrastructure development and maintenance;
(j) promote investment and identify and develop strategies to cause the removal of impediments to investment;
(k) generally encourage and facilitate economic and industrial development connected with infrastructure or any strategic integrated project;
(l) promote the creation of decent employment opportunities and skills development, training and education, especially for historically disadvantaged persons and communities, women and persons with disabilities, in so far as it relates to infrastructure and any strategic integrated project;
(m) address in all phases of a strategic integrated project, including its planning, implementation, operation and maintenance phases, capacity constraints and blockages to infrastructure development and improve coordination and integration within strategic integrated projects; and
(n) develop and issue guidelines and frameworks to facilitate and align the implementation of strategic integrated projects.