U.S $3 Billion Beitbridge-Chirundu Highway Project Stinks Graft
By Herbert Moyo
THE long-awaited dualisation of the Beitbridge-Harare-Chirundu highway now estimated to cost US$3 billion -- a dramatic price escalation from the initial US$2 billion - has moved a step closer after the dodgy companies awarded the project began meetings in Harare this week to seal final agreements with government.
The project was awarded to Chinese firm China Harbour Engineering Company Ltd (CHEC), which was blacklisted by the World Bank for fraud and corruption.
Austrian company Geiger International, which specialises in military equipment not construction, will finance the project.