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Road carnage worrying

Road carnage worrying

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.

Court case stalls Beitbridge Highway

Court case stalls Beitbridge Highway

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.

Plumtree-Mutare Highway  upgrade nears completion

Plumtree-Mutare Highway upgrade nears completion

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.

Major facelift for Byo-Beitbridge Highway

Major facelift for Byo-Beitbridge Highway

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.

Mberengwa chiefs  want roads fixed

Mberengwa chiefs want roads fixed

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.

Zinara in $16m tender storm

Zinara in $16m tender storm

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 roads hamper Econet: donkeys used for transport

Poor roads hamper Econet: donkeys used for transport

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.

Mujuru blames delay on hunger

Mujuru blames delay on hunger

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.

City needs $69m  for roads: Council

City needs $69m for roads: Council

BULAWAYO needs capital investment in the region of $69 million per annum for the rehabilitation of road infrastructure that is currently in a general state of neglect.

Mpofu’s tour of duty most welcome

Mpofu’s tour of duty most welcome

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.

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