Vice President Kembo Mohadi officially commissioned Pembi River Bridge worth US$1.8 million close to Mvurwi town in Mashonaland Central on Wednesday.

In a speech read on behalf of Emmerson Mnangagwa , the allocation of resources for infrastructure development to improve the quality of lives of Zimbabweans remains a priority.

The Minister of Transport and Infrastructural Development, Biggie Matiza said despite challenges brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, Vision 2030 is attainable.

The completion of the bridge would facilitate the acceleration of the growth of agriculture, mining, tourism and other sectors in Guruve, Mbire and Muzarabani Districts.

The Pembi River Bridge, which is worth US$1.8 million took two years to construct and replaces a narrow bridge that was built in the 1960s, which had been a cause of fatal road accidents.

The bridge along the Harare-Kanyemba road is part of the regional trunk road connecting the northern part of southern Africa through the Kanyemba Border Post.

The government has been assessing the area for opportunities for both local and foreign investors in tourism, agriculture and trade.