By ZBC Reporter
The ongoing modernisation and upgrading of the country’s busiest port of entry, Beitbridge Border Post, has gone a gear up with the freight terminal expected to be completed in the next few months.
This emerged during an assessment tour by officials from the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure Development and the Zimbabwe National Road Administration (ZINARA) at the weekend.
The contractor briefed the officials on the progress made so far in the construction of new warehouses and the freight terminal.
“Behind me is the freight terminal building which we will complete in the next three months. We have also made progress in the construction of new warehouses. The whole boarder post will be operated by an IT system,” said contractor, Herkies Sandenbegh.
The progress has also left government satisfied.
“We are happy with how they are revamping the infrastructure while the boarder is operational,” said Engineer Theodias Chinyanga, the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructural Development.
Beitbridge East legislator, Honourable Albert Nguluvhe welcomed the project for creating employment for the local community.
He said “Apart from this infrastructure development, we have seen more than 200 people employed by these contractors.”
The upgrading of the country’s busiest inland port of entry is being done under a public private partnership and once complete, traffic at the border post is expected to increase fivefold.