Mbudzi Interchange : Government Says Relocation Of Affected Families Commences Soon


The government has said the relocation of about 135 families whose properties are set for demolition during the construction of the Mbudzi Traffic Interchange will commence soon as the valuation of all affected properties had been completed.

Each family is set to get a new three-roomed house, according to The Sunday Mail.Meanwhile, industrial and commercial property owners are set to be compensated.The demolitions are meant to make way for the development of 14 bridges that are part of the mega project.

Transport and Infrastructural Development Permanent Secretary Engineer Theodius Chinyanga said authorities had started dispatching compensation offer letters to the affected.Compensation would be paid after negotiation and agreement between the Government and property owners. Chinyanga said:

Commercial properties shall be given monetary compensation.

Residential houses on Harare City Council leases affected by the project shall be relocated into fully serviced three-roomed core houses.

At least 135 residential, industrial and commercial properties built near the Mbudzi roundabout are set to be demolished to pave way for the construction of 14 bridges and bridge-like structures at the new traffic interchange.

He said the development of the structure was progressing well, with the construction of reinforced concrete and steel structures that will hold pillars at an advanced stage, while the construction of diversionary routes is almost complete.

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