Phase two of road rehabilitation prog in Byo almost complete

By ZBC Reporter

GOVERNMENT-funded Emergency Road Rehabilitation Programme is on course in Bulawayo, with phase two set for completion within the next two weeks.

The 625 million Zimbabwe dollars allocated to Bulawayo Metropolitan Province by government for the Emergency Road Rehabilitation Programme has significantly improved the state of roads, with project implementors’ eyeing completion of phase two within a fortnight.

Motorists have commended authorities for rehabilitating the city’s strategic roads which include Masiyephambili and Masotsha in government’s flagship Emergency Road Rehabilitation Programme (ERRP).

This is a job well done, this road was in a deplorable state but now it’s seamless. It’s good news for us who ply this road.

This part needed re-sealing; authorities initiated a good response which is commendable,said some of the motorists.

Project implementors Central Mechanical Equipment Department (CMED) Southern Region Construction Unit Engineer, Mr Determination Ndoro is confident they will meet the set deadlines.

Our teams are doing their best to ensure that we deliver on set targets. We are almost done with three kilometres of major road works in Masiyephambili. We are now waiting for the weather to be favourable for us to complete resealing within two weeks,he said.

The 400 million United States dollar ERRP was launched by government in response to the severe damage caused by heavy rains received across the country during the summer season.