The Zimbabwean government is looking to enhance economic development through the development of soft and hard infrastructure of water, roads, energy and agriculture by embarking on strategies like public private partnerships and built operate and transfer (BOT).
This was revealed during an infrastructure summit held in Harare this Thursday
Infrastructure development is a key conduit for economic development and the government is putting its energy towards providing essential infrastructure to kick-start the national development agenda.
Giving the key note address at the summit, the Deputy Minister of Local Government, Public Works and National Housing, Cde Jenipher Mhlanga laid out the country’s infrastructure development plan.
“There is need for a robust revamping of Zimbabwe’s infrastructure to kick-start development,” she said.
Transport and Infrastructure Development Deputy Minister, Cde Fortune Chasi said the significance of infrastructure development cannot be over emphasised.
“The development of any nation is hinged upon an efficient infrastructure system,” he said.
Energy and Power Development Deputy Minister, Cde Magna Mudyiwa weighed in saying infrastructure development encompasses many aspects that need coordination to achieve set objectives.
“Provision of energy is of paramount importance in the Zimbabwean perspective as the country needs power across all productive sectors of the economy,” she said.
The economic well being of any economy across the globe is defined by the provision of infrastructure in an efficient and effective manner and as such, Zimbabwe is not an exception.