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President Sata to launch another big road project, 1000 jobs in offing

December 04
07:58 2012

Sata

All is set for the launch of the one trillion kwacha Chama- Matumbo Road Construction Works in Chinsali District of Muchinga Province by President Michael Sata on Wednesday this week.

The road construction which is one of the major projects to be undertaken in the province will create 1000 new jobs during the construction period which is expected to last for two years.

In coming Muchinga Province Minister Charles Banda told ZANIS in Chinsali today that preparations for the launch of the long awaited road which is part of the 8000 Kilometers Link Zambia Project under phase one have advanced.

Mr. Banda said the road contractor China Jiang Xi is already on site and has mobilized almost all the equipment needed to commence the works.

Mr. Banda who visited the launch site in the company of his Permanent Secretary Charles Sipapanje said he is impressed with the preparatory works which have been done so far.

And China Jiang Xi Chief Engineer Peng Xuan said his company is ready to commence the works that include construction of three bridges.

Mr. Xuan said 3 camps have been formed with one group starting from the junction of the Muyombe Lundazi Road passing through Chama Boma in order to ensure that the project is completed in time.

He said that a good number of the required equipment has since arrived with more expected to come in the next few days and will be distributed to all the 3 camps.

Meanwhile the commissioning of the US$4.1 million Shiwangandu Mini Hydro Power Station in Chinsali district by President Michael Sata has also been set for Wednesday this week.

Muchinga Provincial Minister Charles Banda who confirmed the development to ZANIS today said the Shiwangandu Mini Hydropower Station Project which was undertaken by ZESCO and its partners has been fully completed and ready for commissioning.

Mr. Banda said the Mini Hydropower Station will be powered by water from a dam made on Mansha River and will supply electricity to all the surrounding areas in Shiwangandu and others.

Shiwangandu Mini Hydro Power Station which will supply 1mega watts of electricity took 2 years to be constructed.

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