City of Masvingo makes headway on road rehabilitation
The City of Masvingo continues to make significant progress under the second phase of Emergency Road Rehabilitation programme (ERRP) as part of intensified efforts to improve the city’s road network.
Under the phased road rehabilitation programme, City of Masvingo received a road grant worth $ 9, 559, 715.83 from ZINARA funds for the first quarter for routine maintenance.
The funds were used for roads markings and 25km were covered. Roads which constitute the 25 km markings include: Gwereshe, Mhizha, Old great Zimbabwe road, Mashavishavi, Hillside Extension, Target Kopje Extension, Mangwandi Street, Mboroma Street, Chesvingo Street, Yomukono Street, Chiedza Street, Muzora Street, Zimuto Street, Dare Street, 4.1 Infantry, Mambo Street and Civic Centre Parking.
Rehabilitation of roads is going to improve traffic-ability in the city and help lay a strong foundation of growth given transportation is a key enabler of economic growth and development. It also provides business and trade as it provides for access to markets and production inputs.
In order to become an industrialized world class metropolitan city by 2030, economic growth must be preceded by investment in infrastructure.