Articles tagged 'chinese'

Zim gets over $5m for roads rehab 1 November 2017 CHINHOYI - Zimbabwe has so far received over $5 million from the Japanese government, which has been channelled toward roads rehabilitation. This was revealed during a handover ceremony of bitumen to the Transport ministry in Chinhoyi, Mashonaland West Province. Officiating at the event, Tr...
Highway dualisation project gets national status 16 October 2017 HARARE - Government has granted national project status to the $3 billion Beitbridge-Chirundu highway dualisation project following months of protracted negotiations. The dispensation, approved last week Friday, paves way for the project's financier, Austria-based Geiger International (Geiger)...
Major highways upgrade to begin this month 3 October 2017 HARARE - Work to upgrade and add more lanes to the 900km highway from Beitbridge on the border with South Africa to Chirundu on the Zambian border will begin this month, Transport minister Joram Gumbo has told the Senate. Gumbo said surveyors were working on segments of the road which have bee...
Surveying begins for Hre-Beitbridge road 22 September 2017 HARARE - Surveying of the Harare-Beitbridge highway has started from Skyline to Beatrice under an agreement with the Austrian contractor Geiger International. The highway is Zimbabwe's busiest and most economically significant, and is part of the North-South Corridor that directly links landlo...
Govt in $100m roads rehab deal 1 June 2017 HARARE - Government has struck a $100 million deal with banks to rehabilitate the country's damaged roads, Transport minister Jorum Gumbo has said. This comes as rampaging floods, which injured 128 people and displaced at least 1 985, washed away several bridges and roads in major highways in ...
MPs grill Kasukuwere over Chinese conduct 22 May 2017 HARARE - Legislators last week grilled Local Government minister Saviour Kasukuwere over land degradation caused by Chinese mining companies. According to the legislators, the Chinese conduct has created conflict in Karoi where they are extracting sand from Badze River. Zanu PF proportional...
Zim to refurbish major roads 16 May 2017 HARARE - Zimbabwe is set to refurbish most of its major highways and local roads in an effort to reduce traffic accidents, Transport minister Joram Gumbo (pictured)  has said. The country requires at least $2,2 billion to rehabilitate the national road network comprising approximately 17 000 k...
Concern over Chinese road construction deal 22 February 2017 HARARE - Transport minister Jorum Gumbo was yesterday grilled by legislators over the granting of a road construction contract to a Chinese company. Transport and Infrastructure parliamentary portfolio committee MPs asked whether the ministry had put in place measures to guard against being sh...
'Mugabe surrounded by ungodly men' 8 June 2016 HARARE - Heartfelt International Ministries (HIM)founder Tavonga Vutabwashe has come out guns blazing accusing government officials of oppressing Zimbabweans but handling foreigners with velvet gloves. During one of his sermons at the weekend that has gone viral because of its boldness and rar...
Zim formalises yuan adoption 10 May 2016 HARARE - Zimbabwe is in bilateral talks with China to use the Chinese yuan renminbi (yuan) as a trade currency between the two countries, in a move aimed at easing cash shortages, businessdaily has learnt. Central bank governor John Mangudya last week said the country was in discussions with t...
Chinese rebrand Mwana Africa 1 October 2015 HARARE - London-listed Mwana Africa Plc (Mwana) is rebranding to Asa Resources Group Plc to reflect the new Chinese shareholding structure. The pan-African resources company, active in diamond, gold and nickel mining in the Democratic Republic of  Congo (DRC), Zimbabwe and South Africa, recent...
Thumbs up to Nhema 3 January 2014 HARARE - A controversial proposal by the Zimbabwe government to kick out foreign shop-owners, mainly Chinese and Nigerian nationals, in order to create opportunities to locals had sent shudders through diplomats, corporate executives, investors and small-time foreign businesspersons. Most of t...
Zanu PF buying votes with Chinese trinkets 30 July 2013 BULAWAYO - President Robert Mugabe's Zanu PF's desperate efforts to buy votes has gone over the edge as the party is handing out teapots and Chinese torches in a bid to charm the support of the impoverished Gwanda community. As the nation hurtles towards the elections, the former ruling party ...
Workers mob Chinese employer 8 February 2013 HARARE - Ex-employees of a Chinese-owned construction company have sought the help of the Chinese Embassy to resolve a payment dispute with their former employer. The Daily News caught up with 12 of the workers at the Chinese economic and commercial counsellor s office yesterday. They said they w...
Chinese, US planners help Harare 7 February 2013 HARARE - A group of American students are in the country to help the City of Harare in town planning and settlement structuring in the wake of service delivery woes by residents. The 15 students studying Town Planning at the University of Pennsylvania and another group of Chinese landscapers will...
Chinese woman jailed for three years 12 January 2013 HARARE - A Harare magistrate has jailed a 24-year-old Chinese woman for three years for attempting to run over her worker with a vehicle following a labour dispute. Magistrate Esthere Chivasa sentenced Li Mengheng to four years in prison before suspending a year on condition of good behaviour wit...
Chinese govt gives a helping hand 7 November 2012 HARARE - HIV and Aids activists have blamed the ministry of Health for challenges perennially faced by people on life-prolonging anti-retroviral (ARV) drugs. People on ARVs have repeatedly complained that shortages of drugs in public hospitals have constantly forced them to purchase expensive dru...