Mongu-Kalabo Road works progress
By VICTORIA PHIRI -
TWELVE bridges out of 25 under construction on the Mongu-Kalabo Road are expected to be completed by the end of this year, the Road Development Agency (RDA) has said.
The bridges form part of the 35-kilometre stretch of the Mongu–Kalabo Road being constructed by AVIC international Limited.
The total cost for the construction of the road is estimated at KR2.1 billion and the project which runs for a period of five years was expected to be completed by 2015.
RDA chief executive officer, Bernard Chiwala who undertook a tour of the road project expressed satisfaction with the works.
He said although the project was on course, the supply of cement was erratic and that the agency was in talks with Lafarge Limited supply even larger quantities of the commodity.
“We hope that they can expedite their works despite the difficulties that they are facing. We also hope they can increase their work force,” he said.
RDA director for Road Construction Charles Mushota bemoaned the high levels of vandalism on road infrastructure in the province.
AVIC International Limited deputy director Lao Huafeng assured that works would be completed within the stipulated time.
Project Consultant Rankin International director, Vedad Alavian said there was need to ensure a steady supply of cement to the project so that works were not delayed.