Road authority
Road authority

The four Chinese enterprises working on the road network in Zambia’s Chingola district on the Copperbelt Province have been hailed over their standard works being executed that have so far lifted the face of the mining town.

Matthew Nkhuwa, a Chingola Member of Parliament told Xinhua in a telephone interview Thursday, the works by the Chinese firms are of the required standards.

Zambian government contracted four Chinese enterprises namely: Avic International, Sinohydro, China Geo-Engineering Corporation, and China Henan International Cooperation Group to work on the roads in the mining district with a population of over 200,000 people.

Nkhuwa who is also Minister of Energy said Zambia government is committed to uplifting the living standards of the people in the district.

“The road network was in a deplorable state and by upgrading the road infrastructure it will support economic growth in the district through increased investment,” he said.

And Chingola Mayor Titus Tembo said in an interview the Chinese enterprises are almost completing road construction in Chingola and have proved to be executing standard works.

“All their works are on schedule, the newly constructed roads will add value to the district, as we prepare for a City status in 2020,” he said.

Tembo said Chingola lacked good roads which have now been upgraded by the Chinese enterprises who were contracted by Zambian Government.

Zambian President Edgar Lungu in June 2017 launched the Link Copperbelt 400 kilometers in Chingola to focus on Chingola to have all major roads overhauled to bituminous standard.

And Chingola residents talked to, echoed the same sentiments that Chingola will reclaim its lost glory as the cleanest town in Zambia.

Phil Kambole said the roads have brought back the good scenery of the mining district.

“Good road network brings about new investment in the country,” he said.

And Aggie Kolala commended the Chinese for executing their works on time saying Chinese were committed to duty.

“We hope our people have learnt one or two skills from the Chinese nationals whom they have been working with in the construction of the roads,” he said. Enditem

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