Jiangsu to complete work ahead of schedule: ACZ

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The US$153 million expansion of RG Mugabe International Aiport started in 2020.

AIRPORTS Company of Zimbabwe (ACZ) says the project implementers of RG Mugabe International Airport – Jiangsu International – are working flat out to complete the expansion civil works ahead of schedule despite having to suspend operations at the height of the Covid-19 pandemic last year.

The US$153 million expansion of RG Mugabe International Aiport started in 2020, and is being funded by the Chinese government through China Eximbank.

In an interview after a media tour of the airport in Harare on Tuesday, ACZ chief executive Tawanda Gusha said he was confident the Chinese firm would complete the work ahead of schedule.

“Having worked with Jiangsu International in Victoria Falls and now the RG Mugabe International Airport, we have been working well as a team. The beauty about the way we are implementing our project is that while the contractor is Chinese, all the consulting engineers and other consultants on the project are locals.

“So am talking here about the local structural engineers, quantity surveyors, and even the architects themselves. All these skilled human resources are locals. So it is very easy for us to then work with the contractor to ensure that we deliver the quality that is expected of a project of this nature,” he said.

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