Transport and Infrastructural Development Minister, Joram Gumbo said Government plans to construct an airport for Beitbridge at an estimated cost of $100 million.
Gumbo also toured the proposed site of the airport which is located 15 kilometers outside Beitbridge town. Said Gumbo:
“This is part of enhancing national development and unpacking opportunities in tourism, transport and logistics sectors. I have brought a team of experts here and we have agreed on a site which is located 15km outside Beitbridge town. We regard Beitbridge as a very important entry point in Zimbabwe.
“In actual fact it is the busiest port south of the Sahara and we want to make sure it is transformed to become an economic hub for both cargo and human traffic in the region. This project is very important considering that very soon we will be rolling out the One Stop Border Post (OSBP) concept between Zimbabwe and South Africa at Beitbridge border post.
He said Government was considering constructing the Beitbridge Airport under the build operate and transfer concept.