Zim upstages Botswana in multi-billion pula border business

Khato Civils' heavy equipment
Khato Civils' heavy equipment

Botswana appears to have been caught sleeping by its more hungrier, innovative  and ambitious neighbour, Zimbabwe, which has fast-tracked plans to muscle out the country  (Botswana)  from its long stranglehold on the multi-billion Pula trans-boundary Kazungula-Martins drift economy.

With a little help from a South African firm, Khato Civils,  Zimbabwe is investing in  a 760km dual carriage way from Victoria Falls to Beitbridge, through Bulawayo, a move that  will see the distance covered  reduced by 90km, while the convenience of the dual carriage way would also add to the new speedy route by Zimbabwe.

To put it into perspective, today’s preferred trade route, Martins Drift-Kazungula, is 850km long, thinner, and uncomfortably patchy, while  Beitbridge-Victoria Falls, is 760km and would be much wider, much faster, and much more fun for a traveller once  completed.

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