Beitbridge border gets upgrade, but significant delays expected

Posted by Anita Froneman on 3 May 2021

The Beitbridge border post between South Africa and Zimbabwe is being upgraded and will receive three new terminal buildings amongst other renovations. However, significant delays can be expected during construction.

Operations are expected to be delayed by at least six weeks, the Zimbabwe Revenue Authority (ZIMRA) said.

Beitbridge border gets upgrade, but significant delays expected

The upgrade is expected to be completed by the fourth quarter of 2022.

‘Zimbabwe’s Minister of Finance, Honourable Mthuli Ncube applauded the government for sinking in such a huge investment in Beitbridge, which is expected to transform not only the lives of cross border travellers, but also the general outlook of the border town of Beitbridge,’ ZIMRA said.

‘He also expressed his appreciation of the progress made so far with regards to the project, saying this was a welcome move which shows the contractor’s commitment to a successful public-private partnership between the Zimbabwe government and the contractor – ZimBorders.’

Once the project has been completed, it is expected to improve the country’s rating on the ease of doing business, since there would be orderly movement of both cargo and vehicular traffic at the border post.

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