President Emmerson Mnangagwa is back home after a working visit to Botswana with his counterparts Edgar Lungu of Zambia and Ian Khama of Botswana.
The three leaders inspected the progress at the Kazungula bridge, linking Zambia to Botswana which initially was a project of three countries but Zimbabwe had pulled out following some differences.
Now Zimbabwe is back in the fold as the three leaders agreed that Zimbabwe will, together with Botswana also put up a one stop border poster at Kazungula so that the country also benefits from the construction of the bridge.
Speaking to journalists soon after arrival, President Mnangagwa said he is happy to be working with his counterparts following a fallout between the countries 10 years ago, adding that the economic spinoffs are beneficial to the three countries.
He said Botswana has also mooted the idea of sending its coal from Moropule coal fields via Zimbabwe to Maputo and that railway line has to be revamped to carry large tonnages of coal.
The 923 metre long rail-road bridge saw the three presidents walking on the temporary bridge seeing work in progress and they were satisfied by the Japanese company Daewoo and is expected to be complete next year in March.
President Mnangagwa was received by the two Vice Presidents Cdes Constantino Chiwenga and Kembo Mohadi.