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The commissioning of Pembi bridge is set to boost the road transport system in Zimbabwe. The US$1.8 million Pembi Bridge will replace the old low lying single-carriage bridge constructed around 1974 that was making road transport very difficult and effectively unfriendly to investment.
Speaking during the commissioning, Vice President Kembo Mohadi, said completion of this bridge is a notable impact on the accessibility of this area and enhance the safety of road users.
According to Mohadi, modern and appropriate infrastructure remains a key enabler to accelerated economic growth and development.
Meanwhile, the bridge was constructed between August 2017 and September 2019. It is expected to link various districts in the province as well as other areas in the country.
Now with the bridge completed, Mashonaland Central is set to become the centre of economic activities following the commissioning.
#Pembi River Bridge links Mashonaland Central to the rest of the country. This bridge is a notable achievement that will have a positive impact on the accessibility of the area. pic.twitter.com/KtazE3DDwg
— Ministry of Transport – Zimbabwe (@MinistryofTID) July 16, 2020
COMMISSIONING OF PEMBI BRIDGE, MASHONALAND CENTRAL PROVINCE.
GUEST of Honour VP K.C.D Mohadi
ZANU PF INFORMATION & PUBLICITY DEPARTMENT pic.twitter.com/allliJXbZQ
— ZANU PF Against Sanctions (@ZANUPF_Official) July 15, 2020
How can a small bridge like Pembi bridge in Mvurwi cost USD$1.8 million to construct. Explanations needed on this issue. @BitiTendai @mdczimbabwe @Wamagaisa @daddyhope @PedzisaiRuhanya pic.twitter.com/m99hdHFyNV
— Clifford Hlatywayo (@CliffordHlatyw1) July 15, 2020
Source: The Herald