The Zimbabwe Revenue Authority (ZIMRA) has warned stakeholders of anticipated delays at the Plumtree Border Post. In a notice seen by Pindula News, the authority says the anticipated delays can be triggered by the installation of automatic rapid high-speed boom barriers. Reads the notice:
ANTICIPATED DELAYS AT PLUMTREE BORDER POST DUE TO INSTALLATION OF THE AUTOMATIC RAPID HIGH-SPEED BOOM BARRIER FROM 17th NOVEMBER 2022.
The Zimbabwe Revenue Authority (ZIMRA) wishes to advise all travellers, importers, exporters, transporters, clearing agents and the general public of installation of automatic rapid high-speed boom barriers at Plumtree Border Post. The installation is expected to kick off this week and the construction works are likely to affect the border post’s traffic handling capacity and cause some delays in traffic movement.
There will be staggered closure of both the East and West bound traffic lanes and subsequent reduction of working and parking space. The trading public is advised that the reduction in capacity may result in congestion and delays in the effective passage of traffic, both out and in-bound. The delays are projected to last for two weeks from beginning of the project during which period the installation work is expected to be completed.
The Authority regrets any inconvenience caused to all our clients transacting through Plumtree Border Post, nonetheless, we believe that this project is necessary as it will go a long way in creating efficient and effective traffic management for all stakeholders.
In the meantime, stakeholders are encouraged to engage the Authority through the available various communication channels should they encounter challenges during this period. ZIMRA remains committed to minimising delays that may be experienced.