ED To Launch US$58m Belarus Farm Mechanisation Facility

President Emmerson Mnangagwa is expected to launch a farm mechanisation facility from Belarus worth US$58 million at the Agricultural Engineering department in Harare.

This was announced in a statement by the Ministry of Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services which also indicated that the meeting is expected to start at 8 am.

The machinery is part of an agreement that Zimbabwe entered into with Belarus in 2018 which ill see the latter supplying agriculture and timber machinery.

Below are some of the equipment to be supplied under the agreement.

  •  60 self-propelled grain harvesters,
  • 210 precision seed drills,
  • 474 tractors of different power capacities,
  • fifth wheel trucks with semitrailers for transportation of heavy equipment and four dump trucks;
  • fifth wheel trucks with semitrailers for transportation of heavy equipment,
  • six semitrailers with hydraulic manipulator for transportation of construction machinery,
  • 10 drop side trucks,
  • firefighting equipment critical in forest business,
  • cities and other communities and emergency rescue operations.
  • 30 motor cycles and complete set of spare parts for every type of machinery and equipment delivered.

The Ministry also indicated that training for beneficiaries shall include practical classes in every manufacturing plant.

This comes when Zimbabwe is in dire need for food following a poor farming season due to drought.

Some are sceptical about the facility after the ill-managed 2007/8 Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ)’s farm mechanisation programme failed to produce intended results.

More: Sunday News

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One Comment on “ED To Launch US$58m Belarus Farm Mechanisation Facility

  1. It’s probably all fake news, especially if it is anything to do with Belarus. If it does come to fruition all the machinery and goods will only go to the Shonas of Mashonaland only, only to be sold off to whom ever wants the stuff.

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