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Jiangxi to construct MFEZ road network

Economy Jiangxi to construct MFEZ road network

Chinese construction company China Jiangxi, which is in a joint venture with BICON Zambia Limited, has been awarded a contract to design and construct roads in the Lusaka south multi-facility economic zone (MFEZ) at a cost of K47 billion.

The contract involves construction of the 2.4km Chifwema Road, to connect the MFEZ to the town centre, and a 50km internal road network in the zone.

Zambia Public Procurement Authority (ZPPA), through a central tender committee meeting held on December 21 last year, gave China Jiangxi Corporation for International Economic and Technical Cooperation, in association with BICON Zambia Limited, to undertake the project.

Zambia Development Agency public relations and communications manager, Margaret Chimanse said China Jiangxi and BICON Zambia were preparing to start construction work by January 11.

Ms Chimanse, in response to a Press query, said the project was expected to be completed within a year.
Chifwema Road is one of the main access roads that will connect the Lusaka South MFEZ to the Leopards Hill Road.
Other access roads, according to the MFEZ master plan, would connect to Mosi-oa-Tunya and Kafue roads, and the Lusaka National Park.

The Lusaka South MFEZ, a 2,100-hectare area, will house high-tech industries, commercial, residential, research and development facilities, among other infrastructure.
On the Lumwana MFEZ, Ms Chimanse said a statutory instrument was expected to be signed any time soon for work to begin.
The master plan for the Lusaka East MFEZ is also being reviewed and work will start once all logistics are finalised, she said.
[Times of Zambia]

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  1. Bravo, now zambians go look, fight and lobby for opportunities. Dont just cary like spoilt babies. Whether you aprove of the leadership or not, be part the economic transformation. Lets go zambians

  2. The road from Sabina to Mufulira is in such a terrible state. Is there any hope. Trucks that carry copper, No windfall tax, have contributed to the damage of the road.

  3. No Chinese company can be recruited to do the Sabina-Mufulira Road. Mufulira is a forgotten town as it is PF strong hold. May be during this year’s campaign they might do something soddy as always to narrow the gap.

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