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Govt commissions 1,65 km National Heroes Acre rehabilitated road

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DEPUTY Transport and Infrastructure Development Minister,Joshua Sacco Friday commissioned a 1,65 kilometres rehabilitated National Heroes Acre road on the back of plans to pursue other major projects this year.

The roads leading into the shrine were no longer in a good state prompting the intervention of authorities to deal with the problems.

Speaking at a function to officially unveil the rehabilitated road Friday , Deputy Transport and Infrastructure Development Minister, Joshua Sacco said road rehabilitation remains a major priority on government’s agenda.

“Allow me distinguished guests to assure you that that you contribution to the road rehabilitation is taken seriously as that is paramount to the achievement of National Development Strategy 1 and well as the sustainable economic development goals of our country.

“This day would not have come to fruition had it not been the hard work and dedication shown by the Transport Ministry team being led by the Permanent Secretary Engineer Makumbe and her team , with the support of the Minister of State for Harare Province ,Hon Charles Tavengwa who is always with us in support of our initiatives to improve infrastructure in the Metropolitan Province,” he said.

Sacco said significant progress has been made since the onset of Emergency Roads rehabilitation Programme as the nation strives to build road networks and increase the number of kilometres of good network infrastructure.

“The rehabilitation of the National Heroes Acre roads began on the 8th of December 2023 with pothole patching and asphalt overlay and the contractor Syvern did ancillary works from the 2nd of January 2024 which included road markings and drain construction,” he said.

The top government official noted that the Ministry of Transport positively responded to the the request by the Home Affairs Ministry to rehabilitate the National Heroes Acre access roads under the Emergency Road Habitations Programme (ERRP2).
He said the Transport Ministry has made significant progress with the government investing heavily in road construction and rehabilitation projects .

“The results o these sterling efforts by the Second Republic championed by His Excellency President E.D Mnangagwa are evident for all to see.

“You will agree with me that roads are now trafficable , smoother , safer and more efficient which has positively impacted our economy and the well being of our citizens.While we have made great strides , much work remains to be done.

“The infrastructure development trajectory , in particular road infrastructure is one of the key pillars enabling our country’s development,” added Sacco.

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