China National Complete Engineering Corporation, a contractor engaged to construct the 450 million dollar Kafulafuta dam project in Mpongwe district, has allocated twenty percent of the works to local contractors, as earlier directed.
Special Assistant to the President for project Implementation Andrew Chellah disclosed this information to ZANIS, during an inspection of the two hundred housing units for families that will be displaced, following the construction of the dam.
Mr Chellah said awarding twenty percent of work to local contractors, will not only be a means of empowering locals, but also encourage good workmanship between the two peoples.
Mr Chellah has however urged local contractors not to compromise quality standards during the construction project.
“Please local contractors when you get these contracts, stick to quality, let’s not do shoddy works because we are local contractors, let’s do works according to the specifications.” he said.
The Chinese company was engaged to construct the multi-million dollar project which will see improved water and sanitation in Ndola, Luanshya, Masaiti and Mpongwe.