By MILDRED KATONGO -
AVIC International will in March commence the construction of township roads in three districts on the Copperbelt at the cost of US$450 million.
Copperbelt Permanent Secretary Bright Nundwe said the project would cover 300 kilometres of township roads in Kitwe, Mufulira and Chingola.
Mr Nundwe said in an interview that the contractor would move on site and commence the works in March.
“AVIC International will be doing the township roads in three districts. The project is called township road 300 which will cater for roads in Kitwe, Mufulira and Chingola. The project will start in March and it is valued at US$450 million,” he said.
He urged the contractor and those who would be sub-contracted to ensure that they deliver quality works.
Mr Nundwe said AVIC was a construction company that was recognized globally and that he expected quality works to be delivered.
He said he would not allow any sub-contactors to mess up the project as he expected quality and standard works to be delivered.
Mr Nundwe said the construction of the township roads was significant as it would change the face of the districts.
He said this project was different from the C-400 as the new project would cater for only three districts.
“My piece of advice to the contractor is that I want them to deliver quality jobs and all those that will be sub-contracted should do a quality job. AVIC is known and is a big company, we cannot allow sub contractors to mess up this project, the project is of high significance because it will change the face of the three districts on the Copperbelt,” he said.