The business community in Masvingo is already organising itself to benefit in the road dualisation of the Beitbridge-Harare highway.

A stakeholders meeting was conducted and the province’s Minister of State, Cde Josiah Hungwe urged players to take advantage of the opportunities presented by the project.

It is on record that 40% of the work on the dualisation of the Beitbridge- Harare highway will be reserved for locals.

It is against this background that people from various business sectors in Masvingo came together for a meeting to explore some of the possible areas they can work in.

“With the road passing through the province, as people of Masvingo, we should organise ourselves and capitalise of the abounding work opportunities,” Cde Hungwe said.

With the main contractor, Geiger International already laying the ground work, expectations are high that the construction of the road will begin soon.

The highway, which provides a regional road corridor linking Zimbabwe and the SADC region, is in a bad state that has affected the flow of movement with high statistics of accidents recorded on the highway.