The government says engineers play an important role in the transformation of the country’s infrastructure, hence the need to ensure efforts are directed towards upgrading key infrastructure projects.

In a bid to find lasting solutions to challenges faced and ensuring sustainable infrastructure is in place throughout the country, Zimbabwe Institution of Engineers members converged for the 9th bi-annual conference.

Officially opening the conference, the Minister of Energy and Power Development, Dr Samuel Undenge said it is critical for the profession to take into consideration government priorities in infrastructure development.

He informed stakeholders of plans in setting up power plants across the country as a way of bridging power deficit which is between 600 and 900 mega watts.

In Zimbabwe, engineers have been under the spotlight on a number of key projects ranging from dam construction to road rehabilitation with some quarters challenging the professionals to come up with sustainable projects.