via Bulawayo24 NEWS | Harare – Mutare rail way line construction to begin soon 15 September 2014
Engineers have completed feasibility studies on the proposed Harare – Mutare rail way line and three major road dualisation projects under infrastructure development agreements between Zimbabwe and China.
Government has also made a down payment for new locomotives.
Railway construction and dualisation of the Harare – Chirundu and Harare Nyamapanda highways are scheduled to begin as soon as possible.
Transport Minister Obert Mpofu said the initiatives also involve rehabilitating existing railway equipment.
He said Chinese firms will finance the projects under a built operate transfer agreement and revenue generated will repay the funds.