The Zambian Government has today awarded tenders to three Indian companies to construct the 650 rural health posts.
Minister of Health Joseph Kasonde revealed at the signing ceremony in Lusaka this morning that the project involves the construction of prefabricated structures.
Dr Kasonde said the three firms will also install essential medical equipment in the 650 health posts to be constructed country wide.
The tenders have been awarded to Jaguar Overseas to construct the health posts on the Copperbelt and Eastern Provinces at a total cost of 19,468,236 US dollars.
Another Indian company, Angelique Limited won the tender to construct rural health posts in North-Western, Northern, Muchinga and Luapula Provinces at a total cost of 18,100,000 US dollars.
Another firm called Megha Medical Centres will work on the health posts in Western, Southern and Lusaka Provinces at a cost of 18,387,160 United States dollars.
Early this year, the Zambian government acquired a credit line amounting to K 260 billion from EXIM Bank of India for the construction of 650 rural health posts across the country.