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.