DECONGESTION OF LUSAKA ROADS PROJECT

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PRESS STATEMENT DECONGESTING LUSAKA ROADS FOR RELEASE TO THE MEDIA ON JULY 28, 2017

 

The contractor who is expected to build four fly over bridges to decongest Lusaka roads, SHAPOORJI PALLONJI, says he is ready to kick of the project by September 2017.

 

SHAPOORJI PALLONJI Africa Business Center Deputy General Manager RANJIT GAJARE says his institution is simply waiting for 15 percent counterpart funding from the Zambian Government as the Indian Government through Export -Import Bank of India- EXIM Bank will provide two hundred and forty six million US Dollars.

 

He says while waiting for the funds, his company has been on the ground in Zambia to conduct feasibility studies, geotechnical studies, as well as social and environmental impact assessment.

 

“The works will also involve expanding selected roads from two to four lanes while some existing four lanes will be further expanded to six lanes and buses will have dedicated lanes,” Mr. GAJARE said.

 

He says the three year project will see the construction of ring roads from Makeni to Mumbwa road and further connect to the Great North Road after Heroes stadium in order to make Lusaka a smart city.

 

Mr. GAJARE says the Great East Road from Arcades to Lusaka central business district will have two lanes on the fly over bridge while the existing four lanes will be expanded to six lanes.

 

The Deputy General Manager who was flanked by his counterpart SHAPOORJI PALLONJI Africa Business Center Deputy General Manager VINEET SHANKDHER said this when he called on Zambia’s High Commissioner to India JUDITH KAPIJIMPANGA at the Zambian Chancery in New Delhi.

 

“The project takes special care to the requirement that 20% of the works are done by Zambian local contractors,” he said.

 

And MRS KAPIJIMPANGA says the Country appreciates the Indian Government for extending another goodwill gesture through EXIM Bank of India for the execution of the project.

 

“I will convey the message to the Ministry of Finance through the Ministry of Foreign regarding the project because we are all looking forward to the timely commencement of the exercise,” She said.

 

MRS. KAPIJIMPANGA has urged the contractor to employ more youths and honour the minimum wage as per Zambian labour law requirements.

 

This is contained in a statement made available by First Secretary Press and Tourism at the Zambian Mission in New Delhi, India, Bangwe Naviley.

 

Zambia High Commission

NEW DELHI

India

 

July 28, 2017 



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