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    Saturday, 11 February 2017

    Rutenga-Zvishavane tarred road coming soon - Minister


    RUTENGA - The construction of Chirundu-Beitbridge Highway will also include the construction of a tarred road from Rutenga to Zvishavane thereby bringing relief to travelers who have to bear one of the worst roads in the country.
    The Minister of Transport and Infrastractural Development Joram Gumbo said this was a definite project as high priority is being given to roads that branch off from the Chirundi-Beitbridge Highway.
    "When we construct the Chirundu-Beitbridge Highway we will branch off at Rutenga and connect through Mwenezi, Mberengwa, Buchwa to Zvishavane.
    This is a definite project and we hope by end of this year progress will be seen," said Gumbo.
    It is expected that Rutenga-Zvishavane highway will reduce congestion along the Masvingo-Beitbridge road as it is the shortest link from Beitbridge to the Midlands by almost 80 kilometers.
    The completion of the Rutenga-Zvishavane highway that had reached the 60 kilometer peg in 2000 will saw Mberengwa District having a milestone achievement of obtaining the first tarred road that cuts through the drought stricken district.
    He said Government will soon advertise the Beitbridge-Victoria Falls construction tender proposal that will see another off-branch route West Nicholson-Mberengwa Office being tarred.
    "These roads were identified by the government way back but there was no money for their completion but I am happy that the government has secured enough funding for all these projects," he said.
    Chief Ngungumbane who is an executive member of the Chief's Council said the proposed road project must not end on paper but yield fruitful results as road systems play a critical part in the development of any given community.
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