The Zambia Army has established a Construction brigade which will take part in the construction of bridges, roads and major infrastructure projects across the country as directed by President Edgar Lungu.
Army Commander Lieutenant General Paul Mihova says the Army Command has finished establishing the Six Construction Regiment and it is ready to start tendering for construction of roads, shopping malls and other major infrastructure projects.
Speaking when he commissioned a two million Kwacha banquet mall at Mawlick Barracks in Kitwe this morning, General Mihova said the Zambia Army will soon be a major player in the construction sector.
General Mihova says stories of abandoned projects by contractors will soon be a thing of the past as the Six Construction Regiment of the Army will bring professionalism and quality in the construction sector.
He revealed that the Army will strive to help the country build better infrastructure especially that the Army Engineers who are based in Mufulira are some of the best in the country.
And Kitwe District Commissioner Binwell Mpundu says the construction of a banquet hall by the Army Engineers has brought relief to residents who have challenges in finding places to host their weddings and other functions.
Mr. Mpundu says the banquet hall is a better option as it is in a military facility which is safe and secure.