Zimbabwe to get new parliament building

Published: November 30, 2018 18:37:34 | Updated: December 03, 2018 12:22:41

Zimbabwe's President Emmerson Mnangagwa is expected to break ground for the building of a new parliament, the information ministry has tweeted.

The building which is to be located on farmland north-west of the capital, Harare, will have a total floor area of 33,000 square metres.

When completed it will replace the current parliament building, built in the colonial era, which the government has said is too small to house its more than 200 lawmakers.

The project will cost $46m (£36m), according to BBC.

An artist's impression of the building, which is being funded by China, has been shared by the information ministry: “We are in Mt Hampden at the site of the new Parliament Building where President @edmnangagwa will officially break ground for the new building. The New Parliament Building is a China-aid project and a donation to the country.”

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