In November 2019 an agreement was signed between the Dutch Government and the City of Cape Town through which the City’s Transport Directorate will receive R300 million in grant funding over the following five to years to improve public transport for commuters from Khayelitsha and Nyanga.

This funding agreement is known as the Orio Project. It is a collaboration between the City and the Dutch Government for the roll-out of the MyCiTi bus service between Khayelitsha and Wynberg and Claremont.

The R300 million grant funding will be spent on the construction of new trunks routes and feeder routes for the MyCiTi, bus stops and stations and a bus depot in Khayelitsha.

The funding will also be used to improve the following public transport interchanges (PTIs):

  • Nolungile
  • Vuyani
  • Nyanga

The City believes that the investment in the transport facilities will encourage others to also invest in developments surrounding the public transport corridors.

The Orio funding will assist in establishing PTI-precinct management entities and to train, guide and mentor those involved in these entities.

START DATE: 2019

PLANNED END DATE: 2024

PROJECT STATUS: Underway

INVESTMENT: R300 million