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Coega welcomes DHL in the Special Economic Zone - published 8 Oct 2021

Coega welcomes DHL in the Special Economic Zone

Caption: The new facility for DHL consist of a 11 198m2 Distribution Warehouse and double storey offices of 718m2 suitable for import, export and distribution of food and beverage products. The total site is 20 000m2 in Zone 1, Coega SEZ, Gqeberha.

Gqeberha, 08 October 2021 – The Coega Development Corporation (CDC) welcomes DHL as an investor in the Coega Special Economic Zone (SEZ), says Khwezi Tiya, CDC’s Chief Executive Officer.

We believe that a decision that was taken by DHL to locate their investment in the Coega SEZ was a correct one, and highlights the importance of SEZ’s in South Africa, as key enablers for growth and development. The Coega SEZ is a transshipment hub and a leading investment destination in Africa, and it provides a location with modern infrastructure for sustainability and businesses to thrive. Furthermore, Coega seeks to provide a location that focuses on Environment, Sustainability and Growth (ESG) reinforced by our foundational culture of innovation and continuous improvement.

The timing for the opening of the DHL facility is especially significant because of the current devasted economy as a result of the COVID-19 Pandemic. We are pleased that the DHL investment at Coega has contributed to socio-economic development in line with our vision, making a significant impact on the local economy. During the construction of facilities, more than 255 construction jobs were created, and a total of 24 SMME contractors benefited from the project. We understand that DHL now employs more than 50 people at its Coega SEZ facility, which is important during these difficult economic times. Moreover, we hope that DHL’s success at Coega will be sustainable in order to create more jobs during operations to boost the local economy for many years to come. We hope that this lay a foundation for further DHL investments.

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