The Zimbabwe National Roads lAdministration (Zinara) has already disbursed $2.3bn from the World Bank-funded ERRP. Zinara spokesperson, Tendai Mugabe, said a good road network was vital if the country was to realise its Vision 2030. “So far, we have disbursed $2.3bn for road works that include ERRP and periodic and routine road maintenance since the beginning of the year. We have disbursed advance payments to all road authorities and road works have already started in earnest in all provinces,” he said while confirming the disbursement of funds to various road authorities for ERRP2 and other road projects.
Under ERRP2, the government plans to rehabilitate 10 000km of roads countrywide. The rehabilitation and modernisation of the country’s road infrastructure so far have seen the opening of more than 160km to traffic on the Harare-Beitbridge road and the refurbishment of the Karoi-Binga road.