March 18, 2021
The District Development Fund (DDF) has intensified the rehabilitation of damaged roads in Matabeleland South province’s seven districts as the Government presses ahead with plans to improve the state of the road network countrywide.
April 9, 2021
In line with Government thrust of recapitalisation of key institutions, and revamping of national infrastructure, DDF received 2 motorised graders from Barzem Zimbabwe. A consignment of 16 graders is expected to be delivered in the next 8 months.
March 11, 2021
The rehabilitation of Ndepa - a road section of Siakobvu- Bumi Hills has been completed.
April 14, 2021President launches Second Phase of the Emergency Roads Rehabilitation Programme (ERRP2) in Mount Darwin. The Programme will ensure accelerated rehabilitation and construction of roads and bridges damaged by recent heavy rains.
Feb. 21, 2021
In GuIn Gutu District, DDF regravelled 55km of Manjokoto-Chimombe road, as well as shoulder maintenance of the same road. At Chamatutu, where the road passes through a dwala, exarcebated by unrelenting rains, it had become almost impassable
Nov. 17, 2020
The Kopa-Jopa Road Rehabilitation following damage by Cyclone Idai is 68% complete after an additional 4 kilometers of the targeted 23 kilometers were surfaced. The other projects which are at varying stages of implementation are as follows: Rehabilitation of Mhandamabwe-Chivi-Tokwe Road; Harare-Beitbridge Road Upgrading; and Rehabilitation of Skyline-Chimanimani Road Damaged by Cyclone Idai. In Chimanimani, bridge approaches of Umvumvumvu River No. 4 and No. 2 (Lydia Chimonyo) and Biriri Bridges were completed and opened to traffic. A total of 5 bridges were completed. The road stretch from Skyline to Ngangu was reconstructed and widened.
July 7, 2020
Work on tarring of the Karoi-Binga Road is set to resume after Government committed to funding the second phase of the project since the completion of the first 10km-stretch.
The initial part of the second phase will reportedly cover a further 5km stretch, starting just after Zvipani Business Centre as Government through the District Development Fund (DDF) pushes to eventually cover the 334km Binga-Karoi Highway. Hurungwe District development coordinator Mr Andrew Tizora said there were indications that funding for the next 5km stretch was set to be released soon, paving way for the resumption of the project.
Dec. 18, 2019
Pembi Bridge in Mvurwi was widened and road approaches constructed on either side of the bridge to reduce traffic congestion
Dec. 11, 2019
Bush clearance and road formation of the 5km-stretch from Melfort to Bromely has been completed, and the road is now awaiting surfacing; Works on the upgrading of the 5km-stretch in Chivhu and the 3km stretch in Beatrice along the Harare- Masvingo Highway have been carried out to base two and to priming levels, respectively.
Dec. 11, 2019
Approaches for three bridges ravaged by Cyclone Idai on the Wengezi-Chimanimani Road, namely: Umvumvumvu Number 2,
3 and 4 have been completed and opened to traffic
Dec. 11, 2019
28,6km of the 48,2km-stretch of the Mhandamabwe-Chivi-Tugwi Road has been completed and opened to traffic;
Dec. 16, 2018
The Zimbabwe government has stepped up major road rehabilitation programmes across the country as it closes in on its 2018 target to spruce up over 50 000 kilometres of road. Treasury released $252 million for projects covering both urban and rural roads. Part of the funds are now being channelled towards dualising major arterial roads such as the Beitbridge-Masvingo Road. Road construction works have created more than 10 000 jobs so far. A progress report seen by The Sunday Mail last week shows that work on the Lupane-Nkayi highway in Matabeleland North – which is set to cut the distance from Harare to Victoria Falls - has since been rehabilitated, while 40 percent of work on the Bulawayo-Victoria Falls Road has been completed.