via Tourism ministry orders $50 million vehicles from India | The Source April 3, 2014
The tourism ministry has ordered 670 vehicles worth around $50 million from Ashok Leyland of India to be delivered in the 2014/15 financial year, the company said in an announcement to the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE).
“Ashok Leyland Ltd has informed BSE that the Company has bagged a contract from the Ministry of Tourism and Hospitality Industry, Government of Zimbabwe for supply of 670 vehicles valued at approximately $50 million,” said the company in the announcement.
Leyland manufactures buses, trucks, light vehicles and defence vehicles.
Tourism minister Walter Mzembi declined to comment.
It could not be established what the vehicles were for, or how the ministry would pay for them and if the ministry had gone to tender.
The ministry was allocated $6, 1 million in the 2014 national budget with the 2015 projected at $6,4 million.
Its capex for 2014 was set at $340,000 and $410,000 in 2015.