The government is courting private investors for the development of 19 dams under the Build, Own, Operate and Transfer (BOOT) model. The government’s coffers are dry and cannot finance the projects.
Speaking in Harare on Tuesday during a post-cabinet briefing, Information, Publicity and Broadcasting minister Monica Mutsvangwa said:
Cabinet received an update on the water infrastructure tender flight on March 1.
The tender which will close on May 3, is soliciting for potential investments for the development of 19 large dams and water supply projects.
The water supply infrastructure development projects, upon completion, will argument water supply for urban, industrial and agricultural use.
The water infrastructure projects involved are Kondo-Chitowe Chisumbanje irrigation project, Kudu Dam and irrigation project, Muda-Nyatsime Chitungwiza water supply project, National Matabeleland Zambezi water supply project among others.