A Chinese delegation has arrived in the country to conduct feasibility studies for the construction of three stadia in Zambia.
Speaking on arrival at the Lusaka International Airport, delegation leader Jin Meikang assured the Zambian government that the stadia to be constructed would of international standards and their lifespan would be over 50 years.
Mr. Meikang, who spoke through an interpreter, said the stadia would have a seating capacity of over 50,000 spectators.
The stadia to be constructed by the Anltui Foreign T-conomil Construction Group would located in Ndola, Lusaka and Livingstone respectively.
And Government says Zambia will learn a lot from China in the area of construction and engineering from such undertakings.
Ministry of Sport, Youth and Child Development Chief Planner Henry Kapacha, who was on hand to receive the delegation, said government is indebted to China through the gesture shown by that country to help Zambia have modern stadia.
Mr. Kapacaha reiterated government’s commitment to developing sports infrastructure in the country.
Recently, Sport, Youth and Child Development Minister Kenneth Chipungu accompanied by his Permanent Secretary Susan Sikaneta were in China to negotiate for the construction of modern sports infrastructure to which the Chinese government has favorably responded.