China extends US$60 million grant to Zimbabwe for cyclone relief efforts

HARARE- China has extended a US$60 million grant to Zimbabwe for reconstruction after the devastation caused by Cyclone Idai in the eastern part of the country in March, information minister Monica Mutsvangwa said Tuesday.

She told a post-cabinet media briefing that Zimbabwe was grateful for the grant, which comes after the Asian country in March donated US$800,000 cash as emergency humanitarian assistance to victims of the cyclone.

China has also extended an offer to help Zimbabwe rebuild infrastructure in Chimanimani, where most roads, bridges, schools and clinics were destroyed by the cyclone which killed more than 300 people and displaced thousands.

Source: Ghana News Agency