Government impressed by progress at Great Dyke Investments

By ZBC Reporter
THE drive by the government to attract foreign direct investment is bearing fruit with the Great Dyke Investment Platinum mine project in Darwendale now underway.
The Russian- Zimbabwean joint venture platinum project has started according to plans approved by his Excellency President Emmerson Mnangagwa.
Speaking after an assessment of the project, Finance and Economic Development Minister, Professor Mthuli Ncube said the government is committed to the take-off for approved projects.
“It is within our thrust that such a project will really be fully realised in terms of viability,” he said
Mines and Mining Development Minister, honourable Winston Chitando said the project is operating within its timeline.
“Despite some notable challenges we are confident of achieving the set targets of the operations for the entire project,” he said.
Great Dyke Investments Vice chairman Mr Igor Higer added that shareholders are committed to the success of the project.
“We still continue to pour or inject more money and we are confident of future operations,” he said.
The Minister of State for Mashonaland West Province honourable Marry Mliswa-Chikoka hailed the project for its positive impact on economic development.
The Darwendale platinum group metals project is one of the investments expected to increase overall mineral earnings.

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