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Nightshifts at Lake Gwayi Shangani


Online Desk |  2 weeks ago | local


Contractors at Lake Gwayi Shangani are now working night shifts to ensure the construction of the dam wall is completed next month (June). 

The construction of the dam is set to transform Matabeleland region as irrigation projects will be established along the pipeline thereby turning the region into a green belt and provide a permanent solution to Bulawayo’s water challenges. 

Two weeks ago, the country started receiving pipes from South Africa for the 245km pipeline that will bring water from the dam to Bulawayo. 

Lands, Agriculture, Water, Fisheries and Rural Development Minister, Dr Anxious Masuka recently said the dam wall construction is expected to be completed by the end of June while the laying of the pipeline should be finalised by the 31st of October.

Chinese engineers, China Water and Electric Corp won the tender to construct the Lake Gwayi Shangani dam while the Zimbabwe National Water Authority (ZINWA) is in charge of the project.