AfDB releases infrastructure route map for Zimbabwe

25 March 2011

A "comprehensive" infrastructure development plan has been drawn up for Zimbabwe by the African Development Bank (AfDB).

It is hoped the project will help to improve the country's economic fortunes by creating jobs and better opportunities for commerce.

All of the four main areas - energy, transport, water and ICT - are targeted by the newly-released document, entitled Infrastructure and Growth in Zimbabwe - An Action Plan for Sustained Strong Growth.

"The report is expected to be of immense value to Zimbabwe government, its bilateral and multilateral donors as well as the sub-region in their design of infrastructure projects and programs," the AfDB added.

As well as offering advice on how to move forward, the organisation has also identified the major challenges the nation is facing.

It comes just after the deputy transport, communications and infrastructural development minister Tichaona Mudzingwa told the Zimbabwe Standard that private sector investment was needed in order to rehabilitate the roads.

Categories: General, ICT, Water, Transport, Energy

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