The government plans to build provincial airports, with the Civil Aviation Authority of Zimbabwe (CAAZ) having been tasked with overseeing the project.
This was revealed by Transport Minister Joel Biggie Matiza currently touring new road projects across the country following the release of funds by the Zimbabwe National Road Administration (Zinara). Speaking during his tour of Tanganda-Ngundu Highway on Thursday, Matiza said:
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The government has begun the process of constructing airports in the province as we move to reinforce the open for business mantra as well as the implementation of the devolution process. We need the roads, we need the airports
The potential in the provinces is very high. As a ministry, we are cognizant of this fact and we would want to see that the economy grows through the contribution of upgrading and building new infrastructure.
Currently, the Civil Aviation Authority of Zimbabwe is carrying out feasibility studies for the construction of these airports.
Joel Biggie Matiza was a Zimbabwean politician and the Minister of Transport and Infrastructural Development. He died from Covid-19 on 22 January 2021. His death was confirmed by Nick Mangwana. Matiza was hospitalised a week before he died. He became the 4th minister to succumb... Read More About Joel Biggie Matiza
The Zimbabwe National Road Administration (ZINARA) is a Zimbabwean government department under the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructural Development which is currently led by Felix Mhona . Its key mandate is to ensure the maintenance of the country's roads including the major highways. Read More About Zimbabwe National Road Administration