Malaysia clears Air Zim aircraft

Malaysia clears Air Zim aircraft 1

By Martin Kadzere A Malaysian firm has cleared the release of two aircraft acquired by Air Zimbabwe, with delivery of the first one expected soon, a senior Government official has revealed. Air Zimbabwe plane Transport and Infrastructure Development Minister Joel Biggie Matiza told The Herald Finance & Business that a team led by his Permanent Secretary Engineer Amos Marawa, was already in the south Asian country to finalise the multi-million dollar deal. The two Boeing 777-200 ER are part of the four the national airline intends to buy. Related Articles…

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VID sued for selling impounded vehicle

VID sued for selling impounded vehicle 2

BY CHARLES LAITON Transport and Infrastructure Development minister Joel Biggie Matiza and the Vehicle Inspection Department (VID) have been taken to the High Court by a Harare man, Hazangwi Phillip Peter, who is claiming ZW$350 000 as compensation for his vehicle which was impounded and auctioned by the VID. Transport and Infrastructure Development Minister Joel Biggie Matiza(centre) stresses a point to National Railways of Zimbabwe (NRZ) general manager Engineer Lewis Mukwada after touring the Bulawayo Railway station. Peter recently issued summons citing the VID, Matiza and VID depot manager, one…

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Probe teams for all VID depots

Probe teams for all VID depots 3

On Jun 27, 2019 15,466 0 Government has deployed investigative teams to the country’s 21 Vehicle Inspectorate Department (VID) depots that are still to be computerised as it intensifies the fight against corruption in the issuance of provisional drivers’ licences. File picture of a learner driver going through drums (Picture by NewsDay) Further, all VID depots would be computerised by August to ensure the issuance of driver’s licences was above board. Transport and Infrastructural Development Minister Joel Biggie Matiza confirmed the blitz, saying his ministry was determined to bring sanity…

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NRZ eyes regional markets for turnaround

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By Oliver Kazunga Government plans to improve the interconnectivity of the National Railways of Zimbabwe with other countries in the region to improve the parastatal’s market share and revenue, a Cabinet Minister said yesterday. Transport and Infrastructure Development Minister Joel Biggie Matiza(centre) yesterday stresses a point to National Railways of Zimbabwe (NRZ) general manager Engineer Lewis Mukwada after touring the Bulawayo Railway station. In an interview after touring NRZ infrastructure and workshops in Bulawayo, Transport and Infrastructural Development Minister, Joel Biggie Matiza said this was part of the parastatal’s turnaround…

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$4 million bitumen vanishes

By Tendai Mugabe At least 215 drums of bitumen worth RTGS$4 million were stolen at a road construction site in Chivhu last week and Government has rolled out extensive investigations to apprehend the culprits. Joel Biggie Matiza (Picture by NewsDay) Transport and Infrastructural Development Minister Joel Biggie Matiza confirmed that the bitumen which was meant for the dualisation of a 10-kilometre stretch along Harare-Beitbridge highway went missing under mysterious circumstances. Minister Matiza told The Herald yesterday that the manner in which the bitumen disappeared had footprints of an inside job…

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Govt mulls compulsory defensive driving courses

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BY JAIROS SAUNYAMA TRANSPORT and Infrastructure Development minister Joel Biggie Matiza has encouraged motorists to undergo defensive driving courses, to reduce fatal accidents on the country’s roads. Speaking on the sidelines of a road networks tour in Mashonaland East and Masvingo on Friday, Matiza said the current statistics of road accidents is worrying and calls for motorists to obtain Defensive Driving Certificates (DDCs). “Road carnage is high in our country and because of this all motorists are encouraged to obtain DDCs as we move to tame the road jungle. Those…

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