The Government, through the National Road Fund Agency projects to collect Kwacha 757 Million in tolls for the financial year 2017. This represents a growth of about 89 percent from the estimated Kwacha 400 Million for 2016. The average monthly projections from all toll stations including weighbridges. Ports of entry, existing inland toll stations and additional planned stations are about Kwacha 63 Million.
THE TOTAL PROJECTED TOLL REVENUE COLLECTIONS FOR 2017, IS, – K757, 275, 974 – BROKEN DOWN AS FOLLOWS;
1. Weighbridges – K20, 620, 160
2. Ports of Entry – K390, 504, 567
3. Existing Inland Network – K77, 155, 971
4. 2017 Additional Stations – K268, 995, 276
The National Road Fund Agency (NRFA) together with the Road Development Agency (RDA) is currently constructing an additional four (4) Toll Stations on the periphery of Lusaka at a total cost of USD 9.86 Million (US$9,860,725 including VAT). The contractor is Avic International Limited. The sites are as follows:
1. Shimabala Toll Station (between Lusaka and Kafue on T002). The location is approximately 25 from Lusaka and 20 Km from Kafue. The cost of this facility is US$ 2,228,346 and progress is at 80%. There are 35 Zambians currently employed in this construction phase.
2. Katuba/Chisamba Toll Station (between Lusaka and Chisamba, near Protea Chisamba Junction on T002). The location is approximately 30 Km from Lusaka near Protea Safari Lodge. The cost of this facility is US$ 2,871,263 and progress is at 75%. There are 30 Zambians currently employed in this construction phase;
3. Mumbwa Toll Station (between Lusaka and Mumbwa on M009). The location is approximately 120 Km from Lusaka near NWK Ginnery. The cost of this facility is US $ 1,700, 508 and progress is at 85%. There are 80 Zambians currently employed in this construction phase; and,
4. Chongwe Toll Station (between Lusaka and Chongwe on T004) and will cost approximately US $ 1,700, 508. Construction is yet to start.
Construction of three (3) Toll Stations at Shimabala, Chisamba and Mumbwa has progressed very well with works standing at 85 percent completion while works at Chongwe are being deferred to commence next year April 2017 due to delays in expropriation of land due to protracted land acquisition processes involving traditional authorities.
The Shimabala, Mumbwa and Chisamba toll stations are expected to commence tolling operations by 1st March 2017.