Govt Abandons Complete Dualisation Of Harare-Masvingo-Beitbridge Highway

Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services Minister Monica Mutsvangwa revealed that Government has abandoned complete dualisation of the Harare-Masvingo-Beitbridge highway.

Addressing journalists after Tuesday’s Cabinet meeting, Mutsvangwa said Government will now rehabilitate and widen the highway over the next three years at a cost of $693 million, while dualisation will only take place on some sections of the road. The road will be widened from the current seven metres to 12,5 metres making it at par with the N1 highway in South Africa and the Chirundu-Lusaka Road in Zambia. Sections of the road to be dualised will cost $466 million.

The project will be carried out by local contractors while Government concludes negotiations with Chinese firm Anhui Foreign Economic Construction Group Limited (AFECC). Minister of Transport and Infrastructural Development Joel Biggie Matiza said first phase which is rehabilitation and widening, has already started with mobilisation of equipment. He said some of the equipment is on site and the contractors are working on detours.

More: Herald

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4 comments on “Govt Abandons Complete Dualisation Of Harare-Masvingo-Beitbridge Highway

  1. According to Prof Lumumba, we are producing Engineers but here we bringing in Chinese to construct our roads. Where are our graduates. ? The government should support these Engineers

  2. Dualisation is for 10 km from Harare, 10 km approaching Masvingo and resurfacing and widening is for the whole highway. For a start its all fine, we will benefit a lot if the promise is fulfilled.

  3. I think with the devolution of power called for by His excellency, each province or district should mobilize manpower and equipment resources and channel them towards the dualisation and construction of their roads.

  4. Sei vachinyepa hapana chatichaitwa muroad iyi , varikunyepera President APA vanhu vachingofa muroad iyi. Ngavangomisa dualization yeHre Bulawayo neHre MUTARE vaise maresources iwayo kuHre b/bridge rd vasatinyepere bcz tinoifamba

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