Bulawayo City Council (BCC) is expecting to commission the first phase of the Egodini Project at the end of this year, a BCC official has said.
Speaking during a Voluntary Local Review Stakeholder meeting (VLRS) which was conducted on the 19th and 20th of October 2022 in order to reflect on initiatives being implemented to foster sustainable development at a local level.
“We have started with what we call city regeneration, targeting suburbs like Makokoba so that we develop into high rise buildings and shopping malls, we have also looked at old terminuses like Egodini Project, which is already under construction and we are hoping that by the end of the year the first phase will be commissioned,’’ emphasized Mr K Moyo.
Moyo highlighted that BCC has launched a cycling programme because the cycling culture is key in mitigating congestion to the management of air pollution towards obtaining positive carbon credits, reducing cost of transport and inducing health benefits in line with Sustainable Development Goals.
‘’In line with the vision to create an upper middle-income economy by 2030, we have looked at different sectors and we want to develop sustainable infrastructure for the city,” presented Moyo as he outlined activities being done by BCC to fulfil SDGs.
During the meeting different stakeholders shared their experiences, successes, challenges and possible solutions with a view to accelerate the implementation of the 2030 Agenda and adapt indicators to the local context and advance the localization of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
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