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Zim takes over Limpopo Bridge

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ZIMBABWE yesterday took ownership and control of the Limpopo Bridge linking the country to South Africa.

RONALD MOYO
OWN CORRESPONDENT

The bridge has been under the New Limpopo Bridge Ltd and the Beitbridge-Bulawayo Railway since its construction in 1995.

Transport minister Obert Mpofu said the construction of the bridge greatly assisted in promoting trade and commerce between the two countries and beyond considering that Zimbabwe is the gateway on the North-South corridor.

“As we receive this project, our vision is to leverage its proceeds for the maintenance of the two bridges and the improvement of infrastructure at this border post,” Mpofu said.

South African Transport minister Dipuo Peters who attended the handover ceremony, said the relationship between Zimbabwe and South Africa did not start recently, but at the dawn of the neighbouring country’s democracy in 1994.

“It’s more than sharing a bridge, but common history. We are also looking forward to how this bridge can help achieve serious integration and sets of framework for continued collaboration,” Peters said.

South African ambassador to Zimbabwe, Vusi Mavimbela, and Home Affairs minister Kembo Mohadi attended the event.

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