THE spate of fatal road accidents across the country ahead of the Heroes and Defence Forces holidays next week is a serious cause of concern.
THE expansion of the Harare-Beitbridge Highway has been stalled by a court case involving the contractor, a senior official in the Transport and Infrastructural Development ministry said last week.
Group Five International, a South African company contracted by a private firm Infralink to refurbish the 828km highway from Plumtree-Mutare for $200 million, says it will complete its work by year end, Parliament heard yesterday.
THE Bulawayo-Beitbridge Road is set to undergo a major facelift under a regional initiative, North-South Corridor, targeting five roads in Zimbabwe, Malawi and Botswana.
CHIEF TSEISI of the Lemba ethnic group in Mberengwa has appealed to the government to rehabilitate roads that were badly damaged by heavy rains that pounded the district early this year.
The Zimbabwe National Roads Administration (Zinara) flouted tender procedures when it acquired 80 graders worth $16 million from China last year, Parliament heard on Monday.
POOR road network has heavily hampered telecommunication projects to the extent that Econet Wireless had to use donkeys to deploy equipment to a site in Nembudziya Gokwe because heavy trucks could not move on the road.
HUNGER is to blame for the government’s failure to complete the Bulawayo-Nkayi Road whose rehabilitation started 21 years ago, Vice-President Joice Mujuru said yesterday.
TRANSPORT and Infrastructure Development minister ObertMpofu has revealed that he will soon be conducting a tour of provinces to assess the damage heavy rains caused to the country’s roads.