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Shurugwi-Mhandamabwe road rehabilitation kicks off

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Shurugwi-Mhandamabwe road rehabilitation kicks off

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Sydney Mubaiwa

MIDLANDS BUREAU

SHURUGWI – Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Development Felix Mhona has broken ground for the rehabilitation of the Shurugwi-Mhandamabwe Road by Road Trackers Construction Company (RTC).

The ceremony took place on Monday in Shurugwi and the 43 km long road rehabilitation is expected to be completed before the year ends.

Mhona told The Mirror in a sideline interview that the scope of the work includes construction, upgrading, and widening of the road.

“The Government has entered into a partnership with a private company, Road Trackers Construction for the rehabilitation of the Shurugwi- Mhandamabwe road. The work is expected to be completed before year-end,” he said.

The pothole-infested road links Beitbridge Border Post with Chirundu Border Post and areas in between such as Gweru, Kwekwe, Kadoma, Chegutu, Chinhoyi, and Karoi.

The long-awaited rehabilitation program comes at a time when Shurugwi residents and motorists have expressed disappointment over the failure of Chinese miners operating in the district to rehabilitate and upgrade roads as part of their Social Corporate Responsibility (CSR).

The road was constructed by a Chinese company in the early 1990s.

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