Zambia initiates a number of road construction projects to open up economy

02 October 2014

Chembe bridge in Zambia: construction of the Lubembe River bridge is also part of the planned roads construction projects

Luapula Province is set to complete road rehabilitation and construction projects that will boost economic activities in the region. These are in addition to the RDA’s Link Zambia 8000 roads programme.

The new road projects initiated by the province come as good news for a region that is considered an economic hub due to dominance in tourism, agriculture, mining and power sectors.

Construction of the Lubembe River bridge is part of this new road project. The bridge at the Luapula River at Chembe on the Zambian border has been completed. In addition, plans are under way to build two one-stop border posts and a border facility for Chembe.

It is expected that Luapala province will also have easier and smoother internal transport once completion of the upgrade of the Mansa-Chipili-Mwenda-Nsakaluba route by the China Henan International Cooperation Group Co. (CHICO) is completed.

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