$2m Shu­rugwi mall takes shape

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - Business -

Mile Ho­tel, which was re­cently re-launched by Vice Pres­i­dent Em­mer­son Mnan­gagwa. Shu­rugwi Town Coun­cil signed a pub­lic-pri­vate in­vest­ment deal in 2013 with the South African based con­struc­tion com­pany with op­er­a­tions in Zim­babwe, for the build­ing of the three-storey shop­ping mall, which is set to change the face of the min­ing town.

A let­ter in pos­ses­sion of Busi­ness Chron­i­cle ad­dressed to Shu­rugwi Town Coun­cil sec­re­tary Mr Solomon Siz­iba by In­duc­toserve di­rec­tor Mr Solomon Matsa re­it­er­ates the lat­ter’s de­sire to com­mence con­struc­tion work.

“This let­ter serves to in­form you that real con­struc­tion of the mall will com­mence on the 10th of Oc­to­ber 2016.

“We will com­mence with the end where your bar and toi­lets are po­si­tioned. We will sub­mit the con­struc­tion plan by the 10th of Oc­to­ber 2016,” read part of the let­ter dated Septem­ber 26 this year.

The ini­tial time­frame for the com­ple­tion of the project is be­tween nine to 12 months.

In April the con­trac­tor car­ried some prepara­tory work for the con­struc­tion of the mall when a land­scap­ing ex­er­cise of the site was un­der­taken.

The new project in Shu­rugwi Town comes as An­glo-Plats’ Unki Mines’ $80 mil­lion hous­ing project for its work­force is near­ing com­ple­tion.

In­fras­truc­tural de­vel­op­ments in Shu­rugwi have in the past been at­trib­uted mainly to the pres­ence of ail­ing fer­rochrome pro­ces­sor, Zi­masco which owns the ma­jor ameni­ties in the min­ing town.

How­ever, vi­a­bil­ity chal­lenges Zi­masco has re­sulted in the com­pany go­ing un­der ju­di­cial man­age­ment and handed over most ameni­ties such as schools, hos­pi­tals and clin­ics among oth­ers to the town coun­cil — @lavuzi­gara1.

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