By ZBC Reporter
ZIMBABWE has received two million United States dollars for post-cyclone Idai restoration mobilised by the United Nations Development Fund -UNDP.
The initiative is under the South to South Cooperation Assistance Fund.
Cyclone Idai which hit the country in March last year severely affected livelihoods, infrastructure, food security, industry, and trade.
Chinese Ambassador to Zimbabwe His Excellency Guo Shaochun says the intervention seeks to support the survivors of cyclone Idai in Chimanimani and Chipinge.
“Multilateral cooperation is an important pattern of our assistance to Zimbabwe and the other developing countries,” he said.
UNDP Resident Representative his Excellency Ambassador Georges van Monfort says the facility reflects a commitment by development partners in supporting Zimbabwe.
“As UNDP in Zimbabwe, I am particularly pleased not only that we can help assist vulnerable communities in their recovery efforts, but also as this is our first engagement with the people’s Republic of China,” he said.
Local Government and Public Works Minister, Honourable July Moyo said the government appreciates assistance from development partners.
“Let me commend other partners for the interventions made in support to the Chimanimani district, to date there has been progress due to the support,” said the Minister.
The assistance is also designed to provide roofing materials for housing, health, and education facilities.