Reconstruction Of Rwenya Bridge, Complete

Sharon Chigeza

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NYANGA NORTH-The reconstruction of Rwenya bridge in Nyanga north which was destroyed
during a cyclone in 2013 has been completed with financial aid from Government and its
development partners.
Nyanga North Legislator, Chido Sanyatwe commended the Second Republic for fast-tracking
infrastructural development and maintenance that has ultimately improved the way of doing
business for both traders and service providers within the district.
“Rwenya bridge is one of the major projects that had been swept under the carpet for far too long
and would like to thank the Second Republic for taking recognition of the economic
transforming giant we have in the district.
“Very soon we will realise economic returns on trade in timber from Nyanga to Nyamapanda as
trade in various produce from the district once the bridge has been opened up to heavy load
vehicles,” she said.
The bridge which was swept away in 2013 is now open to pedestrians, bicycles, light weight
vehicles and scotch carts.
Heavy vehicles are expected to start using the bridge by March next year thus facilitating trade in
large commodities such as timber and farm produce.
The bridge which is about 43km south of Nyamapanda Border Post is a crucial link between
people of Nyanga in Manicaland and those of Nyamapanda and Mudzi in Mashonaland East
province.
The massive damage of the bridge crippled service delivery and easy access to critical resources
like health facilities and education for the communities in both Manicaland and Mashonaland
East.

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