By John Nhandara
Government has signed a framework agreement with TEFOMA consortium consisting of Tensor Construction, Fossil Contracting and Masimba Holdings, all reputable local companies for the construction of the Mbudzi Traffic Interchange flyover in southern Harare.
The development has culminated in the signing of a framework agreement between the Government and TEFOMA Joint Venture, which will see the contractor offering technical and construction services for the Mbudzi Traffic interchange.
The Minister of Transport and Infrastructural Development, Hon Felix Mhona said:
“As part of the loan facility, the financier will offer technical and construction facilities hence the contractor TEFOMA Joint Venture, will be appointed the Engineering, procurement and construction contractor for the project. TEFOMA consist of Tensor construction, Fossil contracting and Masimba Holding. Other local contractors will be subcontracted to perform certain works. The loan facility is indicatively US$85 million.”
Technical issues on the interchange and identification of diversionary routes to be used by motorists during construction of the interchange are being finalised.
“Diversion routes will be required to carry traffic during the construction of the Mbudzi interchange as the site will be closed to traffic. The primary diversion route will be through Stoneridge Road from Boka Tobacco Sales Floor through Hopley residential area into Forbes Avenue in Waterfalls,” he added.
Infrastructure development projects feed into the National Development Strategy One and are part of government’s thrust to realise the country’s vision of becoming an upper middle-income economy by 2030.