STATE owned timber producing concern Allied Timbers Zimbabwe (ATZ) has acquired a state of the art sawmill at a cost of US$6 million.
Speaking during the groundbreaking ceremony held yesterday on the site where the mill will be assembled, Environment, Tourism and Hospitality Industry Minister Cde Mangaliso Ndlovu commended the ATZ for financing the initiative from its coffers.
“This is yet another stark confirmation that the national vision as enunciated by President Mnangagwa will be achieved if we all play our part without hesitation and with determination. I am happy that the country’s largest timber producing company has taken bold steps to modernise its operations,” he said.
The sawmill will be located at Cashel Valley where locals are expected make up 95 percent of the labour force.