PRELIMINARY plans for the construction of the Lusaka to Ndola dual carriageway by Road Development Agency (RDA) have been concluded.
RDA senior public relations manager Loyce Saili said in an interview in Lusaka that the agency was now in the process of identifying a contractor to carry out the project in the quickest possible time.
Ms Saili said several construction companies had pushed in their bids and the agency would thoroughly scrutinise the tenders to ensure that the best bidder is engaged.
“The advertising has already been done and this project will be executed through a Public Private Partnership (PPP) to encourage private sector participation,” she said.
Ms Saili said the agency was mobilizing funds to clear the contractor engaged to rehabilitate the Great East Road.
She said the contractor, Stefanutti Stocks Construction Zambia Limited, was currently working on the drainage system while funds to complete the remainder of the road were arranged.
Ms Saili also said the contractor engaged to realign the Ndola to Kitwe dual carriageway has been directed to redo some portions of the stretch that was poorly done.
“There were issues raised over the work done by China Jiangxi on the Ndola to Kitwe dual carriageway and we have asked the contractor to redo the works at their own cost,” she said.
Ms Saili added that a contractor had been identified for the Ndola to Mufulira road project and works would commence once the Treasury released funds to the agency.