US$ 100m for Beitbridge border post rehabilitation
Rehabilitation of the post will include upgrading of the road network to and from the post
Zimbabwe has announced it will put aside U.S $100m for construction and repair of the Beitbridge border post facility to meet international standards.
Construction works at the post will include a new bridge, rehabilitation of the weighbridge and upgrading of communication and security systems.
The Beitbridge border post rehabilitation project also includes upgrading of the road network to and from the bridge. Gate control infrastructure and perimeter fencing of the post will also be carried out. Other facilities to be upgraded include the parking areas, commercial centre and staff accommodation.
The border post will also be computerised and have lighting systems upgraded.
“The whole project is estimated to cost US$ 100m and currently the government does not have funds, and we look forward to get help from our neighboring countries,” the country’s finance minister, Patrick Chinamasa, said.
The Beitbridge border post rehabilitation project will include implementation of measures to strengthen collaboration between the South African Revenue Service and the Zimbabwe Revenue Authority through the harmonisation of customs systems and procedures at the border post.