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Mnangagwa to commission Chivhu Dam on Thursday

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Mnangagwa to commission Chivhu Dam on Thursday

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Sydney Mubaiwa
MIDLANDS BUREAU CHIEF


CHIKOMBA-President Emmerson Mnangagwa on Thursday expects to commission Chivhu Dam in Chivhu, Mashonaland East Province.
Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Agriculture, Water, Fisheries and Rural Development Dr John Bhasera, confirmed the development in an interview with The Mirror.
“President Mnangagwa will Thursday commission Chivhu Dam in Mashonaland East province.
“The dam is going to supply water to Chivhu town and provide irrigation water for surrounding communities. 
“The dam project is expected to add value to the Chivhu community through irrigation and fish farming,” he said. 
The government disbursed US$42 million for the construction of the dam with a 26 million cubic metres capacity.
A 120-hectare irrigation scheme has already been established near the dam. It is expected to benefit more than 500 farmers.
The project also encompassed the setting up of a 240 cubic meters per hour water treatment plant that will supply the transit town of Chivhu.

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