Council’s business committee chairperson Wellington Chikombo said the city entered a joint venture with a Chinese company, Ningbo Baitai Industry Company Limited, to carry out the project.
“The plan is for us to develop a modern-oriented station like Johannesburg’s Parkstation,” Chikombo said.
“This will restore order at our chaotic Mbare Musika and also enhance our revenue collection capacity.”
Chikombo said the project would also result in the establishment of a textile factory and a modern shopping mall in Mbare.
“Our partner will bring high-tech equipment to be used in the project and as council, we are satisfied with their capacity to deliver,” Chikombo said.
“A feasibility study, environmental management assessment and plan designs are currently underway.
“If everything is approved, we are likely to start the heavy construction work in May,” Chikombo said.