PORT ELIZABETH – President Jacob Zuma is expected to visit Port Elizabeth in the Eastern Cape on Friday for an update on the implementation of Operation Phakisa, the oceans economy initiative.

The initiative was launched in 2014 in Durban as an approach to development involving business, labour, civil society, state-owned entities and government in the ocean economy.

According to a statement from the Department of Environmental Affairs, Zuma will highlight the achievements of the programme in terms of job creation and the development of strategic infrastructure.

The Oceans Economy Phakisa focuses on marine transport, coastal and marine tourism, small harbour developments and aquaculture amongst others.

Operation Phakisa seeks to fast-track the country’s economic growth, by unlocking the so-called ocean economy.

– Africa News Agency