Tender winner for the construction of major highways in Zimbabwe to be announced

(By chinca)

Updated: 2015-10-27 16:39:40

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Tender winner for the construction of major highways in Zimbabwe to be announced

The tender winner of US $2 billion construction project of major highways in Zimbabwe will be known soon. Three finalists for the dualisation of Beitbridge-Harare and Harare-Chirundu highways have been submitted to the Vice President of Zimbabwe, Emmerson Mnangagwa for consideration before the final winner is chosen.

The three were selected out of the final 12 and the VP will have to deal with it as he was responsible for the for the infrastructure development cluster under the Government’s economic blueprint, Zim-Asset.

According to the Transport and Infrastructure Development Deputy Minister Engineer Michael Madanha, the government of Zimbabwe was considering a Build, Operate and Transfer Method for the winning bidder so that the firm can recover its money.

The Senators also dismissed the Local Government, Public Works and National Housing Deputy Minister Christopher Chingosho when they were not satisfied with the explanation he gave on what the Government was doing to fight land Barons.

Minister Chingosho indicated that the Government of Zimbabwe would not compensate anybody who lost their money to land barons as they had constructed structures in peri-urban areas. He passed the blame to local authorities for not doing enough to capture land barons.

The dualisation of the major highways in Zimbabwe is aimed at boosting connectivity in the country.