Newly-appointed Minister of Transport and Infrastructural Development Cde Joel Biggie Matiza says his ministry is on an overdrive to revive the sector which is a key economic enabler for development and attainment of vision 2030.
Minister Matiza said his ministry is working tirelessly with parastatals and stakeholders that fall under his purview to layout the foundation needed to achieve President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s 2030 middle invoice economy vision.
He said his ministry is currently engaging stakeholders to discuss on the way forward and a grand plan to revive the ailing Air Zimbabwe and the National Railways of Zimbabwe.
“This stakeholders meeting with all the transport-related organs is to bring together ideas and derive future plans to develop the transport sector in line with the President’s 2030 vision,” he said.
Minister Matiza also spoke on the Beitbridge-Harare-Chirundu highway where he indicated measures are being taken to ensure the dualisation and maintenance of the route is completed.
“My ministry is reviewing the tender issued with regards to the development of the Beitbridge-Chirundu highway. That route is one of our biggest commercial roads hence its maintenance and upgrading should be prioritised,” he said.
The transport and infrastructure sector is a key enabler for economic growth as it links almost all the sectors of development such as the smooth facilitation of local and regional trade.