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Gov road contractor completes 10km after 6 months

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Gov road contractor completes 10km after 6 months



SHURUGWI – Road Trackers Company has completed the rehabilitation of 10km of the Mhandamabwe – Shurugwi highway since work began on the 47km road on January 15, this year.
Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Development Felix Mhona commissioned the completed 10km at Mufiri Business Centre and opened them to traffic on Monday.
Mhona said the US$41 million project has a 12 months life span in January. Implying that half of its lifespan has been spend on a quarter of the road.
The commissioning was former Norton legislator and now Mliswa Village head Temba Mliswa, Shurugwi South MP Wilson Mhuri and Chief Banga of Shurugwi among others.
Efforts to get a comment from Mhona were futile. He however, said another 10km will likely be commissioned at the end of July.
“Today I am here to officially open the first 10 kilometers and we will likely open up another 10 kilometres at the end of July. I want to assure you that no place is going to be left behind. Government is procuring graders for all local authorities and all privates roads are going to be graded even the one which links the community with the dip tank,” said Mhona.
Road Trackers Company… said …
Midlands Provincial Roads Engineer Stephen Kamutema told the media during a tour of the project last month that road construction is delayed in winter because the process requires optimum temperatures.
The road links Beitbridge Border Post with Chirundu Border Post and areas in-between as Gweru, Kwekwe, Kadoma, Chegutu, Chinhoyi and Karoi.
Many Government projects exceed their given timeframe and this is a major concern for residents who are affected by the delays.

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