China to help Zimbabwe fund new parliament building

3 Dec 18

Zimbabwe will get a new parliament building with help from China, the information ministry has tweeted.

The country’s president Emmerson Mnangagwa will “officially break ground” for the new building, which is a “China-aid project and a donation” to Zimbabwe, the tweet said.

According to news site Quartz, the project is estimated to be completed in two years with China giving $45m. The Ministry of Information, Publicity & Broadcasting, the site of the new parliament building, is located in the north west of Harare. The project includes the parliament office building, congress hall, a square and roads. In a later tweet, the ministry quoted vice president Constantino Chiwenga as saying: “China helped Zimbabwe during the liberation struggle and now it helps us to house our democracy.”

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