Construction of the Tugwi Mukosi access road is almost complete with overall progress at 98%.
The $6, 9 million road project will connect the vast Tugwi Mukosi Dam to the main Ngundu Chiredzi Highway.
The road is expected to bring significant convenience to people visiting the dam and consequently give a boost to tourism and recreational activities at the dam.
Commissioned in 2017, Tugwi Mukosi is Zimbabwe’s largest inland water body, with a capacity of 1, 8 billion cubic metres of water. The dam supplies irrigation water to the Lowveld, is expected to generate electricity and will also become a tourism hub.
According to the Designs and Construction Section’s weekly report for the week ending September 6, 2018, what is outstanding includes the cutting of the road side drains and masonry works for the protection of bridge embankments on the road.
The report also revealed that quite significant progress has been recorded at the various major dam construction projects with Marowanyati Dam in Buhera now 77% complete, Gwayi-Tshangani, 33% and Semwa Dam 30, 5% complete.