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Korean investors target Harare water

By Virginia Kashiri

A South Korean business delegation scouting for opportunities in Zimbabwe is set to visit Morton Jaffray Water treatment works today to familiarise with Harare’s water treatment and distribution network.

Harare Mayor Councillor Bernard Manyenyeni (with red necktie), Commercial Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to Zimbabwe Taek IL Tiger Kwon (right), Diaspora Infrastructure Development Group Executive Chairman Donovan Chimhandamba (centre) and Dongah Construction Industrial for water supply project director Bae, Dong Cheol (second from left) pose for a photo with members of the Korean business delegation in Harare yesterday (Picture by Memory Mangombe)
Harare Mayor Councillor Bernard Manyenyeni (with red necktie), Commercial Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to Zimbabwe Taek IL Tiger Kwon (right), Diaspora Infrastructure Development Group Executive Chairman Donovan Chimhandamba (centre) and Dongah Construction Industrial for water supply project director Bae, Dong Cheol (second from left) pose for a photo with members of the Korean business delegation in Harare yesterday (Picture by Memory Mangombe)

Speaking after a meeting with Harare City Council officials at Town House yesterday, executive chairman of Diaspora Infrastructural Development Group (DIDG) Mr Donovan Chimhandamba, who led the delegation, said the South Koreans were specifically interested in investing in the water sector.

“Although we have other areas we think we can explore later, our emphasis is around water treatment, water distribution and the revenue of the billing collection system.

“So I think what we have agreed is to start trying to understand a bit more where the city is,” he said.

“They have done a lot of work already, but now we need to map out together with the city how to enhance their plans and support through funding and technology. I think we need to see what we are talking about,” he said.

South Korea’s commercial ambassador to South Africa and Zimbabwe Mr Taekil Kwon said the team in Zimbabwe comprised experts, especially in the technology sector.

“Our delegation is especially from the area of technology. They are coming here to see if this project is workable.

“They are very positive at the moment. They will see the site tomorrow (Morton Jaffray),” he said.

Harare Mayor Councillor Bernard Manyenyeni said the city should have long-term development plans as the population grows.

“Maybe it is time to re-energise the plans that have been on our shelves for many years about the solution that can take the city for the next hundred years, which is why new water sources become a talking point,” he said. The Herald

  • Ko 144 million dollars from China yakashandei pakugadzira water problems.

    • Iwe mahwani apa chikwembi chichiri kubhadharwa … vakunoburana nechimwe futi … ko $144 mill yakashandei.. unless we are being lied to

    • Kurimira shiri kwega kwega.

  • does it means that if a white man nor an asian man assist us , no one will ever step in?

    • My brother , Asian is not strong or guarantee,i think you can Chinese stuff. Take for example shoes,they are best before 4 kilos,after 4 kilos ,no more kkkkkk

    • My brother , Asian is not strong or guarantee,i think you can Chinese stuff. Take for example shoes,they are best before 4 kilos,after 4 kilos ,no more kkkkkk

    • You are way behind the new times Newman Daniel Sangana, Asia is now the talk of town.

  • Ma Koreans hahasi ehondo here

    • Ndiko kumusha kwe technology manje south korea

    • Samsung yauri kushandisa ndiko kwainobva. Zvakawanda usatambe nayo

    • The electronic equipment u are using with Samsung branding.where do u think its coming from ?Those people have the technology that we dont have . If it is done genuinly without any underhand dealings it should work

  • Water treatment should be Zimbabwe’s own business. How do you trust anyone else to purify the water you drink. They can put anything in our water. Let South Koreans treat their water, not ours.

    • But we have failed ourselves thats why we are getting green water from the taps

    • Once we get back on our feet, then we can talk like that, but for now we need to get the systems up and running.

    • bra fix our water with what????

    • It’s not that easy. Which Zimbabweans are you talking about nd where were they wen water situation went to the pigs scenario .

  • Chikiti

    Its ridiculous that we even need foreign investors in water treatment and distribution

    • kismores

      What is ridiculous when we don’t have the pennies to rub for the project? Foreign investors have the funds and the expertise. Let’s just swallow our pride and let these people get the job done. The capital city, like any other city needs clean water like yesterday. Let these foreigners come and start on working on the project so that we have a clean water in our in our homes. We have had enough of this beaurocrace (sp)

  • I go for the British,the standards we are using are from our colonial musters and they are the ones widely used world wide,so why seu ng yo ,now I don’t think it’s a wise move,we need some strong and reliable,easy to relate

    • The standards for the Blue Drop for portable water is the same worldwide. The fact that we might use S.Koreans does not mean a change in standards. Think of this way, how can the British allow the Chinese to build their nuclear power stations if things are as you say.

  • bhora mberi

  • NO to koreans

  • Lucrative business for them,they identified our weakness,now its their opportunity

  • Mazimba munoshamisa kwazvo zvinhu zvese mukuda kuitirwa nedzimwe nyika even maresidents emuno akabhara mvura imimi you don’t care chamurikuda kungoti south Korea chete Havana here zvimwe zvavangatibatsira nazvo zvisiri zvemvura coz irikubhadharwa every month matanga kuda kudya mari dzevanhu Pasi necorruption

  • Didn’t the Germans wanna do it??

  • all these shithole countries will never get us out instead they will get us deeper pliz ed go europe noth east

  • Pliz help if u can link our taps to zlg water l wil apreciate

  • This shithole Trump was referring to right here. It will take a foreign company to deliver what the local morons have failed to since independence

  • Nuclear water mixd wth bullet pwder,..deformd children wl start to be born,.

  • Sei pakaita awareness of anything the Chinese shows up saying they want to invest

  • ndokuvaka nyika zve uku

  • Samantha murikundiudza kuti mu Zim hamuna vanhu vanogona ku treater mvura?

  • We need to modernise our water treatment systems to Ultra Filtration and Reverse Osmosis.

  • Zvinhu zvuru dhura amana , zvevaurira hazvina kana dhri

  • I m nt going to drink tht water anymore lts fo our own water plz!!! hona wakangwara vakuda kuita mari isu maZimbo tskati fawawa kuda kuitirwa zvese thts why atibudirure

    • We are technically incapable my friend. Water treatment nd recirculation programs are scientifically proven to be difficult. Let investors do what they know better.

      After all these years ,where were you with your expertise

  • Agrrrrr even water treatment here nhy amana heeeehh?? This country needs to be closed indefinately then .. coz hapaana hapana

  • British standards are the best

  • British standards are the best

  • Morton Jeffrey haisi iyo yekumbopiwa 140 m ikapedzwa here pasina zvisvinu zvakaitwa