Construction on Highway Projects Commence in Zimbabwe

Dualisation of the $2 billion Beitbridge-Harare and Harare-Chirundu highways has reached take-off stage, with the Zimbabwean government’s inter-ministerial committee expected to meet financiers of the project this week to finalise implementation modalities.
The road is a strategic economic regional gateway and is at the core of Zim-Asset and the 10-Point Plan for Economic Growth.
Zimbabwe’s Transport and Infrastructure Development Minister, Joram Gumbo, said the implementation of the project took long as due processes on the evaluation of companies that had submitted their bids were being done.
On Air Zimbabwe, Minister Gumbo said the Ministry was at an advanced stage in the recruitment of financial and legal advisors to assist the Ministry and national airliner, while recruitment of a substantive chief executive officer was at an advanced stage.
He said they were also in the process of engaging serious financiers and technical partners for the National Railways of Zimbabwe.
“The process of engagement is continuing and we expect it to gather momentum following the appointment of a substantive general manager,” said Minister Gumbo.
“We have also commenced discussions with the industry through the Confederation of Zimbabwe Industry on the recapitalisation of NRZ.”
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