Significant progress registered in rehabilitation of roads, dams under the 8th 100-day cycle

By ZBC Reporter

Cabinet yesterday announced that various developmental projects had been completed, among them road rehabilitation, dam construction, irrigation scheme rehabilitation and funding of various women’s projects across the country.

The Minister of Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services, Senator Monica Mutsvangwa said the District Development Fund (DDF) had implemented six critical projects, namely: Bridges, Roads, Water Supply, Irrigation Schemes, Dams and Boreholes. 

“Under Bridge Construction, Mpempedzi Bridge in Gutu in Masvingo Province is 98% complete, Gunguhwe in Gokwe North of Midlands Province is at 75% completion and Somhlolo in Lupane of Matebeleland Province is 71% complete. Under Road Maintenance, the targeted gravelling of 10 km of the Karoi-Binga detour road in Hurungwe was completed. Similarly, the targeted 8 km of the Nyakasikana-Masango-Karanda Road in Mt Darwin, in Mashonaland Central Province were gravelled and surfacing of the road is now underway. 30 of the targeted 50 km of the Sentinel-Shashe-Toporo Road in Beitbridge Matebeleland South Province were reshaped while in Buhera,  of Manicaland Province 96 km of the Nyazvidzi Parallel Road were graded and 13 km of the targeted 20 km have been spot-gravelled,” she said.

Senator Mutsvangwa also said regarding Irrigation Scheme Rehabilitation, replacement of the vandalized transformer at Lazernby Scheme in Zvimba, Mashonaland West which will benefit 240 households, is at advanced stages of completion, while construction of canals at Chigondo Scheme in Mashonaland East is in progress, with the project set to benefit 50 households. Pipes to the main line are being fitted at Chigodora Scheme in Manicaland Province, which is set to benefit 50 households.

“Under Dam Rehabilitation, rehabilitation of the Gariya Dam wall in Tsholotsho, Matebeleland North Province was completed, while under Borehole Drilling, 144 boreholes were sited, 83 drilled and 28 installed. A total of 208 boreholes were rehabilitated, while 1 215 were maintained.   

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