Govt Set To Spend $900 Million On Road Network

The government has earmarked $900 million dollars for road construction and rehabilitation across the whole country under the 2019 Road Development Programme.

This was revealed by the Minister for Transport and Infrastructural Development Minister Joel Biggie Matiza. He said:

Indeed, building is at the heart of our agenda, in particular, road building. This essential infrastructure is arguably the most important of all our public assets, contributing to economic development and growth whilst providing access to economic opportunities, employment, health and education services.

It connects Zimbabweans and levels the playing field. All Zimbabweans have the basic and fundamental right to access healthcare, access markets, and the freedom of movement.

Roads, therefore, are key. Drawing from the short-term Transitional Stabilisation Programme, the 2019 Infrastructure Investment Plan, with an allocation of over US$900 million, targets to more than double our investment in the road sector.

More: The Herald

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