Beitbridge outlines modernisation plan

Beitbridge outlines modernisation plan
Published: 19 October 2018 (117 Views)
The Municipality of Beitbridge has outlined a modernisation plan that will result in the transformation of the border town to a fully urbanised settlement.

It is still a town where livestock roam around.

It is also a mixture of virgin land on the backdrop of new constructions that will eject modernity.

Settlements are still propping up everywhere under a planned expansion programme.

It is the town on the edge of the busiest port of entry in the SADC region.

Beitbridge looks at all these as opportunities to grow into a unique urban settlement.

Town clerk Mr Loud Ramakgopola said the planned urbanisation programme will incorporate that which is the traditional life of the Vhenda people and the new which modernises urban settlements.

In the process the town even hopes to turn its unique cultures fused with demands of modern urban settlements into tourism opportunities.

Huge loads of commercial cargo pass through this town everyday.

This is accompanied by an estimate plus 10 000 transit population.

The municipality sees opportunity in its strategic importance as it strives to turn Beitbridge into a fully urbanised place.

- zbc

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