BeitBridge Border Post-Facelift Positions Zim-SADC Gateway-Mhona.
Minister of Transport and Infrastructural Development Mr Felix Mhona has told TechMag TV that construction of the new BeitBridge Border Post-Facelift will boost the country’s economic performance and Positions Zimbabwe as the major transport hub and gateway in the SADC region.
Speaking during a media tour of the border town, organised by the Zimbabwe National Roads Authority (ZINARA), the transport minister Mhona also revealed government had already set in motion plans to refurbish Chirundu, Forbes and Kanyemba border posts to levels at Beit Bridge.
“I can assure you that the update of the Beit Bridge border post is a huge economic activity that positions Zimbabwe as a regional transport hub and gateway into the SADC region,” said Mhona.
“We are not ending on the Harare – Beit Bridge Road, we are proceeding to Chirundu and what we have done here will be mirrored at Chirundu and Forbes border posts.
“We are already working on the Kanyemba Border Post.” Mhona also told TechMag TV construction of the new border would boost the country’s economic performance.
Phase one, which includes a Great Zimbabwe monument inspired freight terminal, was commissioned last year while the second, a bus terminal, was finished and opened in June 2022.
The third phase will accommodate private motorists and pedestrians.Construction is being overseen by Zimborders.
ZINARA, which has been receiving positive reviews, is financing dualisation and rehabilitation of roads leading into the town and around it.