Trade hub to be built in Zimbabwe

12 Sep 2019

buildingA US $160m trade hub is soon to be built in Kanyemba, Zimbabwe, in an effort to improve business and trade relations for Zimbabwe, Mozambique and Zambia, Construction Review Online reports.

The plans to construct the hub were announced by Zura Southern Africa, an American company, and form part of a program targeting the advancement of Kanyemba. More specifically, the Kanyemba town development program aims to turn Kanyemba into a border town that will be the centre of development in its area.

Kanyemba can be found in Zimbabwe, in the district of Mashonaland Central. It borders on Zambia and Zumbo in Mozambique, since it is located in the same area that Mwanzamutanda, Luangwa and the Zambezi River meet.

In this same area, Zimbabwe, Zambia and Mozambique are also working together to construct a Y-link bridge aimed at forming a short route to travel within these three countries. The bridge’s implementation will offer an alternative to the north-south corridor initiative in the SADC region.

Zura Southern Africa founder, Darren Moore said: “The project is scalable and self-sustainable with solar power and establishment of a vocational school that will provide us with skilled labour. We will bring our best practices here. We will create a customs system that will be used by the three countries to make it easy for trading. We are here to build, own and operate to world class standards. We will safeguard fees and taxes owed to government. We are here to make a transparent, well-structured, run and accounted logistics operations.”