As Bulembu continues to grow and develop the towns old infrastructure continues to be upgraded to meet the growing needs of the community. In the last year the Bulembu leadership has worked to overhauled most of the electrical, water and sewage. Next on the list - the roads. Road maintenance has had to take a bit of a backseat in the last few years, which has left tourists, visitors and the rest of the community experiencing a bit of a bumpy ride.
One visitor in particular who spent a few days in Bulembu in 2008 saw the deteriorating roads and new he could do something about it. With a generous donation from this individual, the maintenance team has begun to overhaul the main Bulembu road which is 5.1km long. This project, which started this year and will be finished in 2011, is important because it will be securing a vital deteriorating asset. The benefit will save thousands of dollars a month on vehicle repairs (suspension, etc.) Roads might not always be something you think about when we talk about restoring Bulembu to a self-sustaining community, but for the residents of the community and those who have dedicated themselves to the Bulembu vision everything that help make the journey to 2020 smoother is always a step in the right direction.
One of the roads in Bulembu being repaired
Bulembu road-works team