Zambia to get US$1.2bn highway from China
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Zambia to get US$1.2bn highway from China

Zambia to get US$1.2bn highway from China

Work has commenced on construction of a strategic road project that connects the southern and central parts of the country to the mining towns in the Copperbelt province of Zambia.

The 321-kilometre Lusaka to Ndola dual carriageway project includes the Kabwe and Kapiri Mposhi bypass roads, and 45 kilometres of the Luanshya-Fisenge-Masangano Road.
The 321-kilometre Lusaka to Ndola dual carriageway project includes the Kabwe and Kapiri Mposhi bypass roads, and 45 kilometres of the Luanshya-Fisenge-Masangano Road. Map by Google.com.

The contractor is China Jiangxi Corporation for International Economic and Technical Cooperation (CJIC), and the cost of the project is US$ 1.2 billion and based on a loan from the Exim Bank of China, with a construction period of 4 years.

The project will improve traffic to and from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and other countries in region, and provide employment for some 3,000 local people.

Post source : ANGDavis Associates Ltd

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