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Masvingo city dry port designated

by Staff reporter
29 Jun 2020 at 07:21hrs | Views
Government has designated a place on the outskirts of Masvingo City along the Masvingo-Harare highway, for a dry port, as the Second Republic continues to improve the ease of doing business by moving to de-congest the Beitbridge Border Post.

The planned dry port will be located about 10 kilometres out of Masvingo city, in a development set to see more investment in the country's oldest city.

Plans are at an advanced stage to open another dry port along the busy Harare-Beitbridge highway at Rutenga growth point in Mwenezi.

Finance and Economic Development Minister Professor Mthuli Ncube last week said the planned dry port on the outskirts of Masvingo will spur the town's growth.

Speaking after touring the proposed dry port site, Prof Ncube said Government would soon initiate moves to acquire land for the project.

"We will soon start the process to acquire land around here, so that we can set up a dry port and this will speed up the growth of Masvingo City because before everyone knows it, the land around this place will be home to new modern houses and related infrastructure, which will feed into the growth of the city of Masvingo and the nation at large," he said.

Source - the herald