Plans to expand Lusaka underway
A comprehensive study to expand the city of Lusaka is underway.
The Zambian government is currently working with cooperating partners to find best ways of implementing the project
The study is dubbed ‘Urban Development Master Plan for Lusaka’.
Government with the support from cooperating partners is currently getting views from the public on how to formulate the plan.
The plan also seeks to improve water supply and urban transportation among other things.
On Monday the Ministry of Local Government, Lusaka City Council and Japan International Cooperation Agency-JICA opened an exhibition at Nakatindi Hall to get opinions from the general public.
A check by ZNBC News in Lusaka found placards of several alternative plans for the expansion of the city outlined at various points.
According to statistics conducted in 2005, the population of Lusaka was estimated at 1 point 8 million.
The study which started in 2007 is expected to be completed in March next year.