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HARARE, Construction of the new Parliament of Zimbabwe building to be situated in Mount Hampden, about 15 kilometers northwest of the capital, will start in early 2018 as contractors have already completed pre-construction works at the site, says the Chinese ambassador.

The new Parliament, being constructed by the Chinese government as a gift to Zimbabwe, is part of the agreements reached between Beijing and Harare during Chinese President's Xi Jinping's visit to this southern African country in 2015.

Chinese Ambassador Huang Ping told journalists here Wednesday that access roads, among other pre-construction infrastructure, had already been built. I went to the construction site of the new Parliament today. I am so happy to see that the roads are there, boreholes are there, electricity is there (and) I think we have received the confirmation of the design, he said.

If everything goes well we could start the construction maybe early next year.

Huang was speaking after paying a courtesy call on Information, Media and Broadcasting Services Minister Simon Khaya Moyo at his Munhumutapa offices.

On other projects agreed to between Zimbabwe and China, he said progress was also being made behind the scenes.

Zimbabwe had mooted plans to construct a new Parliament building over a decade ago but had failed to do so due to lack of funds. The new building will be ideal especially given the size of Zimbabwe's legislature which can no longer fit into the existing one, constructed during the colonial era.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK

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