The Chron­i­cle

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - National News -

BU­L­AWAYO, Satur­day, Novem­ber 9, 1991 — The new Cold Stor­age Com­mis­sion abat­toir which cost $85 mil­lion, is the cor­ner­stone of an ex­pen­sive CSC de­vel­op­ment pro­gramme which will cost in ex­cess of $250 mil­lion when com­pleted, Vice Pres­i­dent Cde Joshua Nkomo said in Bu­l­awayo yes­ter­day.

Speak­ing at the pre­sen­ta­tion of the Zim­babwe In­sti­tute of En­gi­neers’ 1991 En­gi­neer­ing Achieve­ment Award, Cde Nkomo said this year’s award went to CSC for its new abat­toir in Bu­l­awayo and to the lead con­sul­tants and co­or­di­na­tors of the project, Scott Wil­son Kirk­patrick and Part­ners.

The sig­nif­i­cance of the award, said Cde Nkomo, could only be un­der­stood when one ex­am­ined the mag­ni­tude of the win­ning project.

“The con­tri­bu­tion of the CSC to the na­tional econ­omy can­not be over-em­pha­sised”, he said.

“Today, the CSC is the proud owner of an abat­toir which meets the strin­gent Euro­pean Eco­nomic hy­giene stan­dards for these fac­to­ries which pro­duce beef prod­ucts for ex­port to the EEC”, said Cde Nkomo.

“This project ob­vi­ates the myth that Zim­babwe owned con­sult­ing and con­tract­ing forms are in­fe­rior to their for­eign coun­ter­parts. En­gi­neer­ing and tech­ni­cal ex­per­tise ex­ists within our bor­ders, but I will be the first one to ad­mit that we cer­tainly need more man­power in these and re­lated dis­ci­plines. Gov­ern­ment hopes that the new Univer­sity of Sci­ence and Tech­nol­ogy will re­dress this sit­u­a­tion”, said Cde Nkomo.

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