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    Sunday, 29 April 2018

    Hungwe weighs on Beitbridge-Harare dualisation saga

    ..the road has taken too long to start


    MASVINGO-The Minister of State for Masvingo Province, Josiah Hungwe has added his voice to the raging debate on the recent cancellation of the contract awarded to Gieger International for the long awaited dualisation of Chirundu-Beitbridge Road.
    Hungwe said lack of supervision by the Government caused the delay in the construction of the busiest road in the region which was supposed to start in 2016 but nothing has happened on the ground.
    Hungwe said this at Press conference convened at his Benjamin Burombo offices last Monday.
     "Lack of supervision has delayed the dualisation of the Beitbridge-Chirundu Highway, this time around the Government need to look deep into our contractor's pockets to find out their capacity to undertake such a project and the time frame to complete the project is very important and these checks should be regular to avoid what happened, ", Hungwe said.
    Although he could not reveal the new contractor Hungwe said discussions are on going to identify another company to do the work.
    President Mnangagwa announced during his China visit that they have cancelled the Gieger contract because nothing is happening on the ground and the Government will re-tender the project.
    On the other hand Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Development, Dr Joram Gumbo maintained the contract has not been cancelled but Geiger was given 60 days to start work or loose the job.
    Geiger representative in Zimbabwe, Dr …Mashanda also said the contract is still binding and their teams are on the ground surveying the road in preparation for the work to begin.
    He also confirmed that the local headquarters has been chosen along Masvingo - Bulawayo Road near Steelmakers.

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    1. But for geiger to have quoted in the first place i thot their engineeers would have gone on the ground way before so that at awarding they start work, how is it that they send engineers after winning the tender it should be the other way round, what feasibility studies are you doing when you have been given a job, the job is given on the basis of costs established by a feasibility study, DONT TAKE US FOR FOOLS MHAN.......


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