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Modernise the country's border posts to improve efficiency in the facilitation of movement of people and trade and to equip border posts with modern infrastructure and technology to enhance security. Prioritise Beitbridge, Plumtree, Chirundu, Forbes, Nyamapanda, Victoria Falls and Kazungula.

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Government Transforms Binga

https://www.chronicle.co.zw/government-transforms-binga/

    

Aug. 23, 2022

The Second Republic is implementing high impact  projects in Binga District that include the recent opening of a new boarder post.

Previous Updates

Infrastructural Development

Veritas

    

July 19, 2022

The administrative offices and laboratory for the Beitbridge Border Post Upgrading and Modernisation project are 95% complete.

New firestation constructed in Beitbridge.

https://www.chronicle.co.zw/new-beitbridge-fire-station-complete/

    

June 15, 2022

Government in partnership with the Zimborders Consortium has completed constructing a new fire station in Beitbridge.

New Buses Terminal built at Beitbridge Border Post

http://" https://twitter.com/HeraldZimbabwe/status/1531262666072801280"

    

May 30, 2022

New Buses Terminal built under Phase2 of the Beitbridge Border Transformation almost ready to open to traffic on the first of June. The contractor is now fine-tuning the facility since the start of the test run last week.
 

GoZ sourced funds for the construction of the Kazungula Bridge One Stop Border Post

https://www.chronicle.co.zw/government-mobilises-funds-for-kazungula-bridge/

    

April 7, 2022

The public is hereby informed that the GoZ mobilised funds for the purpose of conducting detailed engineering design for the construction of the Kazungula Bridge One Stop Border Post to service as part of the Kazungula Tri-National Border crossing
 

Infrastructural Development

https://www.herald.co.zw/beitbridge-fire-station-almost-complete/

    

March 21, 2022

Beitbridge fire station almost complete. The construction of a new modernisation project is nearing completion The fire station will address the perennial fire and emergencies rescue services deficiencies in the border town. The fire station an animal quaranteine, sewer oxidation,dam. A landfill, roads ,upgrading construction of 220 staff houses, and 11.4 megaliters water reservior are some of the out-of- port facilities under construction.

 

Beitbridge Border Post Phase 2 Civil Works Begin

https://www.chronicle.co.zw/beitbridge-border-post-phase-2-civil-works-begin/

    

Nov. 16, 2021

"Zimborders Consortium in partnership with the Government ar upgrading Sadc's busiest inland port of entry at a cost of US$300 million under 12-and-a-half-years Build Operate and Transfer (BOT) concession. The works are being carried out in three phases, which include the freight terminal (Phase 1) the bus terminal (Phase 2) and the light vehicles terminal (Phase 3).

Phase 2 of Beitbridge Border Upgrading Gets Under Way

https://www.herald.co.zw/phase-2-of-beitbridge-border-upgrading-gets-under-way/#:~:text=%E2%80%9CThis%20phase%20is%20scheduled%20for,complete%20it%20by%20November%202022.

    

Nov. 16, 2021

Zimborders Consortium chief executive officer Mr Francois Diedrechsen said they had moved to phase two after successfully completing the new freight terminal which opened to traffic last month." Phase 2 focuses on the bus terminal and the work is hoped to be completed by mid-May 2022.

Infrastructural Development

https://www.comesa.int/comesa-sub-delegates-upgrading-of-chirundu-border-post-to-zimbabwe-worth-e4-1million/

    

Feb. 26, 2021

COMESA and Zimbabwe have signed an agreement that sub-delegates the implementation of Coordinated Border Management activities, Trade and Transport Facilitation program at the Chirundu border post. The sub-delegated activities are worth Euro 4.1 million to support the upgrading of priority cross-border infrastructure and equipment at the Chirundu border between Zimbabwe and Zambia. This is part of the EUR 48 million Trade Facilitation Programme (TFP), financed under the 11th European Development Fund (11 EDF) from the European Union (EU) to COMESA.

Infrastructure Development

 
https://www.veritaszim.net/node/5288
    

Oct. 5, 2021

Phase 1 of the Upgrading and Mordenisation of the Beitbridge Border Post, involving construction of the freight terminal area, warehouse, Vehicle Inspection Department (VID) facilities and freight access is 95% complete. The Ministry also highlighted that, the targeted completion of the New Terminal South Wing at the Robert Gabriel Mugabe International Airport was 70% complete and well on course to meet targets.

Modernisation of Beitbridge Border Post

 
https://twitter.com/nickmangwana/status/1438521031681986560
    

Sept. 16, 2021

The upgrading and modernisation of Beitbridge Border Post Phase 1 which involves construction of new terminals for human and vehicle traffic as well as construction of the new composite offices for all border agencies is complete.

Government to Establish Forbes Border Dry Port in Marange

https://allafrica.com/stories/202105300072.html

    

May 30, 2021

Government is in the process of establishing a dry port in Marange area to decongest and make Forbes Border Post outside Mutare more efficient.

RMB celebrates landmark Beitbridge border post modernisation project

https://www.businesslive.co.za/companies/financial-services/2021-02-12-native-rmb-celebrates-landmark-transaction-beitbridge-border-post-modernisation-project/

    

Feb. 12, 2021

RMB’s $300m Beitbridge border post modernisation project, which recently reached a financial close, involved the upgrade and rehabilitation of the Zimbabwean side of the Beitbridge border post, under a 17-and-a-half-year concession granted by the Zimbabwean government to La Frontiere. RMB has acted as financial adviser to La Frontiere since 2018, and later took on the roles of joint mandated lead arranger and hedging bank for the project. We partnered with five other financial institutions in structuring the transaction.

The government budgets $4 Million for Binga Air-strip upgrade

Chronicle

    

May 23, 2019

The government has set aside about RTGS$4 million for the refurbishment of the Binga airstrip to improve accessibility to the district and facilitate smooth tourism business. Despite lacking infrastructure, Binga is one of the rich districts in terms of natural resources with the potential to attract thousands of tourists. These include fishing activities, a beach, hot springs, cruise and boating, wildlife and others.

    

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