South Africa’s R640-million Musina Ring Road project that is scheduled to be opened early in 2022 is expected to benefit neighbouring Zimbabwe.
It will divert the Nl road around the town of Musina in Limpopo to facilitate a free flow of traffic to the Beitbridge border with neighbouring Zimbabwe.
The national road upgrade is led by the Department of Transport and the South African National Road Agency (SANRAL).
The construction consists of eight kilometres of greenfield single carriageway freeway, three major bridges and two interchanges.
In the next few days, the Minister in The Presidency, Mr Mondli Gungubele, is expected to visit one of the near-completed road infrastructure projects in Musina, Limpopo.
This comes as Zimbabwe is upgrading the Beitbridge Border Post which once completed, the modernised infrastructure will improve the free flow of goods and strengthen the security of goods and people.
The busy Beitbridge border gate processes approximately 300 trucks daily, both inbound and outbound.
A number of SADC countries use the Beitbridge border post as a gateway for the import of capital equipment, textiles and agricultural produce from South Africa.
Such upgrades will undoubtedly improve the flow of economic activities through that border gate.
The Musina Ring Project has created employment opportunities for the communities around Musina and will enhance the traffic flow from Musina and Beitbridge, thus bringing concrete benefits to the people of Zimbabwe and South Africa.
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