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BCC's reconstruction of storm water drain to gobble $20 700, 000

by Stephen Jakes
06 Apr 2020 at 08:58hrs | Views
The Bulawayo City Council's reconstruction of storm drains is expected to gobble $20 700 000.

This is revealed in the latest council minutes.

"No works were done during the month of February 2020. Reconstruction It was planned that the reconstruction works suspended last year, would be funded by Inter-governmental Fiscal Transfers this calendar year. All the works were to be done in house," reads the minutes.

"A total of $20,700,000 was expected to be disbursed under this funding for the reconstruction programs."

The minutes also state that rehabilitation of Masiyephambili road from Emakhandeni flyover to Luveve road had been planned this calendar year.

"The reconstruction would be funded under the disbursements from ZINARA, and the estimated costs of the works had been pegged at $11,000,000," reads the minutes.

The minutes states that it was expected that works would commence as soon as ZINARA starts disbursing funds to the road authorities .

"The contract awarded to Bitumen World for the surfacing of several sections did not commission, as such the said sections would now require re-formation before the surfacing can be applied. The roads in question were the following :Maduna between Intemba Road and Ngwenya shops, Murchison between Scone and Adair, · Luveve Roads, and · Nkulumane roads. The earthworks had been previously done in-house by Council teams but they was already showing signs of base failure, due to delayed surfacing," reads the minutes.

"Council's in-house teams would re-work base one (1) of the roads and surfacing would be contracted out."

Source - Byo24News