$109 Million Kunzvi Dam Construction to the North Eastern of Harare Crumples Tempo as the 2nd Republic Resuscitate Protracted Forgotten Dam Project
By Abdul Rahman Bangura-
NEW AFRICA BUSINESS NEWS (NABN) Freetown, Sierra Leone– In Zimbabwe, the edifice is advancing agreeably with a pit of the dam outlet having attained 45% while construction of site roads is 55%.
The multi-million dollar project will enhance water allowances for Harare Metropolitan and give immediate silage to the Northern and Eastern suburbs and towns, incorporating Chitungwiza since the water will be entering in from the opposite, and uphill side of the province rather than from the South-Western nook where existing water originates from.
Massive construction equipment such as excavators, bulldozers, employees, and tippers was on site, but the major activity was on the dam outlet which is told to pave way for the construction of a dam wall on the river bed.
Zimbabwe National Water Authority (ZINWA) site technician, Ms. Mareni Shuwiso, told at the time they were primarily concentrating on the dam outlet.
In a bid to enable an endless progression of water and avert confrontation with neighborhoods downstream.
“This outlet will divert water and it will pave way for the construction of the dam, but most importantly we do have communities that are downstream who rely so much on this river,” she told.
“Whilst we are doing our activities here, they must also continue with their activities as usual.”
Zinwa Resident Engineer Davison Madondo announced, the project was anticipated to be finalized by the end of 2024 and it was advancing well.
“Excavation on the main dam is at 17%, while embankment placing for the main dam is at 15% and site establishment is at 90%,” Engineer Madondo explained.
There were 14 households near the quarry hill in Murehwa District which wished forced sudden relocation to approve of blasting and quarry mining for construction masonry to allow the dam construction to be on record.
“All infrastructure in the Kunzvi Dam basin and Nora Weir basin need to be relocated latest by end of dry season 2024, for example, the Zesa powerr line across Kunzvi Dam basin near Manjonjo School and the power line across Nora Weir basin near the confluence of Nora and Chinyika rivers as well as the dip tank in Nora Weir basin and
roads in Kunzvi Dam basin,” explained Engineer Madondo.
For New Africa Business News (NABN) Abdul Rahman Bangura Reports, Africa Correspondent