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Commissioning of dam projects

https://www.herald.co.zw/president-commissions-massive-dam-projects/     

May 13, 2021

President Mnangagwa commissioned the Muchekeranwa Dam, formerly Causeway Dam, that will benefit the provinces of Mashonaland East and Manicaland. He launched the Presidential Fisheries Scheme and the Muchekeranwa irrigation project, which are spinoffs from the massive dam that was built through a public private partnership.

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Tuli-Manyange dam construction

https://www.veritaszim.net/node/5239     

Aug. 31, 2021

The government is constructing the Tuli-Manyange dam in Galanyemba Communal Areas in Gwanda in Matabeleland South province. The project worth ZW$2.2 billion will facilitatte irrigated agriculture on over 15 000 hectares for gardens, fisheries and livestock rearing

Kanyemba Smallholder Irrigation Development

https://www.veritaszim.net/node/5153     

July 13, 2021

Regarding the Kanyemba Smallholder Irrigation Development, 3 780 units of the 365 watts rated solar panels were delivered to site, 4 centre pivot units were installed and the casting for 11 centres is 100% complete.

Commissioning of Piped Water Scheme For Rural Chivi Community

https://www.zimeye.net/2020/12/24/mnangagwa-commissions-piped-water-scheme-for-rural-chivi-community/  

https://twitter.com/InfoMinZW/status/1341701594711281665  

 

    

Dec. 23, 2020

President Mnangagwa commissioned the $8 million Chombwe Piped Water Scheme in Chivi. The project was financed through Government’s devolution funds. President Mnangagwa highlighted that the devolution programme would transform the lives of the rural folk over the next five years through financing the development of piped water schemes that will supply water for domestic consumption, irrigation and livestock.

Irrigation boost for rural communities

https://www.veritaszim.net/node/4592 https://www.herald.co.zw/irrigation-boost-for-rural-communities/     

Nov. 25, 2020

Cabinet considered and approved the Accelerated Irrigation Rehabilitation and Development Plan : 2021-2025 as presented by the Minister of Lands, Agriculture, Water and Rural Resettlement on behalf of the Chairman of the Cabinet Committee on Food Security and Nutrition. The Accelerated Irrigation Rehabilitation and Development Plan will pursue a number of specific objectives, among them, increasing the annual cropping area from 156 000 to 350 000 hectares and developing irrigation area to 400 000 hectares by 2025. 

Irrigation boost for rural communities

https://www.veritaszim.net/node/4592 https://www.herald.co.zw/irrigation-boost-for-rural-communities/     

Nov. 25, 2020

Cabinet considered and approved the Accelerated Irrigation Rehabilitation and Development Plan : 2021-2025 as presented by the Minister of Lands, Agriculture, Water and Rural Resettlement on behalf of the Chairman of the Cabinet Committee on Food Security and Nutrition. The Accelerated Irrigation Rehabilitation and Development Plan will pursue a number of specific objectives, among them, increasing the annual cropping area from 156 000 to 350 000 hectares and developing irrigation area to 400 000 hectares by 2025. 

Commission of Marovanyati Dam

https://www.herald.co.zw/president-to-commission-marovanyati-dam/     

Nov. 11, 2020

President Mnangagwa commissioned Marovanyati Dam in Buhera in fulfilment of his promise to ensure that the district realises its full economic potential through irrigation development. The dam, which is expected to provide water for domestic, agricultural and industrial use was completed this year after Government released funds in 2017.

Completion of the Marovanyathi Dam in Buhera District, Maniclaland.

Sunday Mail

    

Sept. 6, 2020

Marovanyathi Dam in Buhera District, Manicaland, which President Mnangagwa promised to the community in May 2018, has been completed and will be commissioned “anytime soon”.

Investment of US$ 150M into Dam Projects

Sunday Mail

    

Sept. 23, 2018

Despite limited outlays for capital projects from Treasury, Government is plowing ahead with the construction of three key dams – Gwayi-Shangani Dam (Matabeleland North), Sengwa (Mashonaland Central) and Marowanyati Dam (Manicaland) – with the latter project, which is now 78 percent complete, expected to begin impounding water in the current rain season.

Commissioning of the US$ 15m Nyakomba Irrigation Scheme

Constuctionreview

    

March 31, 2020

The government of Zimbabwe through President Mnangagwa has commissioned the Nyakomba Irrigation Scheme which aims to increase productivity.The project started in 2015 and was funded to the tune of US $15m under the Japanese Grant Aid.

Signing of an agricultural cooperation agreement between the Zimbabwe government and China's Lesso Group.

Herald

    

Dec. 30, 2019

Zimbabwe and China Lesso Group yesterday signed an agricultural cooperation agreement under which 12,800 hectares will be put under irrigation for the production of over 60 000 tonnes of maize each season.

The Memorandum of Understanding was signed by Mr Bwenje Clemence Taderera, the acting chief director (for) strategic planning and business development in the Ministry of Agriculture and Mr Yi Biao Luo, the general manager of China Lesso Group.

Installation of Irrigation equipment

Herald

    

Dec. 4, 2019

Installation of 8×40-hectare centre pivot irrigation units under the Irrigation Development Project has been completed;
Two of the three contracts on solar power generation and pumping stations have been signed for the Kanyemba Irrigation Scheme

Public Private Partnership (PPP) with Maka a local farm equipment manufacturer

Ebusinessweekly

    

Sept. 10, 2019

Government, in partnership with a local farm equipment manufacturer, Maka, is targeting to put at least 100 000 hectares of land under irrigation to boost food security,  a Cabinet Minister said last week.Development of irrigation schemes country-wide is part of government’s  overall aim to ensure the country’s food security through reducing  reliance on rain fed agriculture.

With over 70 percent of Zimbabweans living off agriculture, there have been calls for the government to invest more in irrigation to increase agricultural production.

Government through Agri-bank has secured a US$10 million facility to finance irrigation

Herald

    

July 17, 2019

Government, through Agribank, has secured a US$10,5 million facility for irrigation equipment and machinery under the Pedstock Centre Pivots Irrigation Facility (Phase 2) from Spain, which will benefit both large and small-scale farmers, as the country moves to improve productivity.

    

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