DBSA Funds Zimbabwean Highway Upgrade

The Development Bank of Southern Africa has agreed to invest $206 million in a project to upgrade a major highway in Zimbabwe, according to the country’s finance minister, Tendai Biti.

The project targets an 800-kilometer highway linking the eastern Zimbabwean border city of Mutare, the capital city of Harare and the small border town near Botswana called Plumtree, Reuters reports.  

DBSA is a regional development finance institution dedicated to advancing sustainable development in southern Africa by financing physical, social and economic infrastructure. 

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