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Update On Emergency Road Rehabilitation Programme

Disbursements of funds to Road Authorities as at mid-June 2017, saw US$45, 6 million being disbursed. The Emergency Road Rehabilitation works are divided into two (2) phases, though initially there were three (3) phases. Phases 2 and Phase 3 were merged into one phase.

Phase 1 covers works of a routine nature and focuses on preserving the current infrastructure to ensure roads are in a safe condition for travellers. Part of the scope of works includes rehabilitation of the drainage system pothole patching, repairing and clearing of culverts and bridges which resulted in ponding. Zimbabwe National Road Administration (ZINARA) is body Ponding is one of the principal corporate established in terms of the Roads Act (Chapter causes for the rapid deterioration of the road network. 13:18). It was established in 2002 to provide for these interventions have a budget allocation of US$40, 9 management, control, allocation and disbursement of million. Moneys from the Road Fund. Phase 2 focuses on periodic maintenance works and following the incessant rains the country received during includes rehabilitation of failed sections of the road the 2016. 2017 season there was excessive damage to network. Interventions under this phase include our road infrastructure network with some areas resealing, overlays, re-gravelling and reconstruction of becoming inaccessible. In response to the challenges cyclone damaged bridges that have remained communities were facing, Government established the impassable since year 2000. The budget for this phase is Emergency Road Rehabilitation Programme with the US$60, 2 million. One major highlight of this program is objective of restoring the road network to a drivable that works are being implemented through an output condition. Based model which means payments are being done on actual certified works (ex-works) and drawn through The Emergency Works Programme is being chaired by submission of Interim Payment Certificates (IPCs). The Ministry of Finance and Economic Development and implementation of the Programme is being coordinated

There are Road Authorities with few vehicles residing through a Project Steering Committee (PSC), which within their areas of jurisdiction and are now benefiting provides policy guidance. The PSC is supported by a from economies of scale through a centralised system of Technical Committee which assists with technical input revenue collection of vehicle licensing fees. This and project monitoring and ZINARA is a member of both development has seen Road Authorities receiving more committees.in terms of disbursements when compared to the decentralised system when they were collecting on their To cover the funding gap, ZINARA entered into the own.

Zimbabwean financial market for the purpose of raising short-term debt of US$100 million by leveraging on As far as acquittals are concerned, 32 Local Authorities 2017 disbursements. The first tranche of the infrastructure are still to acquit their first tranche of disbursements. Bond of US$50 million has already been oversubscribed ZINARA's system is very clear “NO ACQUITTAL, NO with US$58, 6 million already secured, a first that ZINARA is DISBURSEMENT” scoring on the capital markets. The funding facility is complementing one of ZINARA's key deliverables.

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