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China hands over New Parliament Building to Zimbabwe

by Staff reporter
26 Oct 2023 at 15:56hrs | Views
President Mnangagwa is set to preside over the official handover ceremony of the New Parliament Building, generously constructed by the Chinese Government, to the Zimbabwean Government.

This impressive infrastructure project, known as the New Parliament Building, has been realized at a total cost of US$200 million and is located in Hampden, on the outskirts of Harare.

In a statement released by the Ministry of Information, Publicity, and Broadcasting Services, it was confirmed that President Mnangagwa would lead the ceremony. The statement reads, "Today, His Excellency President Emmerson Mnangagwa will preside over the handover ceremony of the China-aided New Parliament building project in Mt Hampden. The President laid the foundation stone for the New Parliament project on 30 November 2018."

The Parliament of Zimbabwe, in its own statement, mentioned that various dignitaries, including ministers, members of parliament, and diplomats, have begun arriving in anticipation of the handover event. The New Parliament Building is described as a harmonious blend of tradition and modernity, with architectural elements that pay homage to Zimbabwe's rich cultural and historical heritage. It draws inspiration from symbols, manuscripts, murals, and artwork rooted in the nation's historical legacy, including landmarks like Great Zimbabwe, and sites related to ancient migrations, such as Mapungubwe, Khami ruins, and Domboshawa caves.

Source - The Chronicle