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    Hope suspensions to non payment will not extend completion date further. Completion by end of the year so far it seems
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    Let's hope not but I was told by the contractors it would be completed last December!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JLK View Post
    Hope suspensions to non payment will not extend completion date further. Completion by end of the year so far it seems
    Quote Originally Posted by tripodontour View Post
    Let's hope not but I was told by the contractors it would be completed last December!!
    I think this is wishful thinking

    ... then a project running slower than planned and falling back additionally by financial constraints will never catch up to the plan.

    This as well as the outstanding is USD 14 Mio and Zambia is paying ZMW 2 Mio (USD 200k)
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    Lots of progress!

    Good news and sad news actually. Crossing will certainly be easier but the ferry and and border was iconic and an interesting experience. A border crossing that one will always remember.
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    Bridge looks impressive. We have done the ferry crossing often enough not to miss it. But yes, it was an authentic African-type experience.
    Now what is needed is major repairs to the Kazangula to Livingstone road.
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    But yes by the look of it Sept when we were there it might take another 6 months at least, if the Contractor is paid each month.

    The ferry itself works actually quit good, but is the whole border system is a bolls-up. Truck ques for how long and some looks like some are parked permanent.

    Some of our group now in Sept only had copies of their vehicle registration papers, and the police clearance were not the 'right' form thus the runners charged us 250 US$ each vehicle to 'talk' the officials which are obvious part of the money making scheme, and who are creating the 'unfriendly' procedure.

    Next time I will rather face that bad road from Sesheke to Kazungula. Time wise its about the same anyway.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stan Weakley View Post
    Bridge looks impressive. We have done the ferry crossing often enough not to miss it. But yes, it was an authentic African-type experience.
    Now what is needed is major repairs to the Kazangula to Livingstone road.
    Stan, I drove from Livingstone to Kazungula about 2 weeks ago and that road is actually quite good at the moment. The M10 from Kazungula to just north of Shesheke is shocking about 3hrs to do 100kms of "tar" road.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Henris View Post
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    Kazungula 1200km from Joburg ...
    Chirundu 1400km from Joburg ...

    ... but Kaz route longer for Gt N Rd
    but if/when its bridge is done wont
    it be the way to go ?
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    Thanks for the update Malcolm.

    Once the Kazangula Bridge is open, driving via Botswana and Kazangula to Zambia and further north will be the route of choice for most, including all the heavy trucks.

    Few would choose the ongoing logistical problems and poorer road conditions of Zimbabwe and travel via Chirundu. Beit Bridge and also Chirundu border posts are notorious for corruption and slow service. The one advantage in avoiding Botswana is that Zimbabwe has no restrictions on red meat and fruit/veggies as is the case with Botswana.
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