The Companhiado De Pipeline Mozambique-Zimbabwe (CPMZ) fuel pipeline, which transports fuel from Beira to Harare, will resume operations early next month.
Energy and Power Development Deputy Minister Magna Mudyiwa told journalists in Harare yesterday that the CPMZ pipeline was closed on March 15 as a precautionary measure against tropical Cyclone Idai. Mudyiwa said while the pipeline will remain closed until at the least April 8, 2019, Zimbabwe has enough fuel stocks to see it through during this period. Said Mudyiwa:
The pipeline was shut down on the 15th of March, as a safety precautionary measure, but what we got is that where the pumping is done (in Beira) they have not resumed pumping. They are trying to sort out a few challenges, which they are facing, and we hope the worst scenario that we can get is that they would resume pumping by the 8th of April, but we anticipate that it can be earlier, maybe in a week’s time.