Government pleased with progress on Chinsali general hospital construction works

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A team of engineers from the Ministry of Infrastructure Housing and Development says they are happy with the progress made by the Chinese contractor engaged to construct Chinsali General Hospital.

And Chinsali District Commissioner Maximo Chitambi said government appreciates the partnership with china and it benefits through infrastructure development.

Head of Project Management team, Mweene Musanu who led the team says the contractor is beyond schedule and the pace is impressive.

ZANIS reports that during a third site meeting held at the construction site yesterday, Mr. Musanu who is a Senior Architect in the department of Public Infrastructure said the works in phase 1 are nearly completion as the contractor has no challenges in terms of material and resources.

Mr. Musanu noted during the meeting attended by Chinsali District Commissioner Maximo Chitambi and acting Town Clerk Joseph Zulu, that China National Compete Engineering Corporation need to be sensitive enough to ensure that electrifying the structures be done according to the agreed drawing adding that the hospital equipment will be compatible to the wiring system.

The USD 28.4 billion Morden General Hospital project will include hospital equipment and staff houses and is expected to be completed in august 2019.

Meanwhile, Chinsali District Commissioner Maximo Chitambi said government appreciates the partnership with china and it benefits through infrastructure development.

Mr. Chitambi said capital project such as the construction of a Morden General Hospital requires close supervision to ensure that quality work is adhered to as agreed on the initial drawings.

He explained that President Edgar Lungu’s vision is to ensure that Zambia attains a middle income status by 2030 through inclusiveness and participation.

And Chinsali Acting Town Clerk Joseph Zulu said the local authority in the district will also ensure that it supports all the projects that government has embarked on which are his suppression are completed and handed over to the public.

Government has so far paid USD 538,728 towards phase 1 of the hospital.

The foundation stone for the construction of Chinsali General Hospital was laid by Republican President Edgar Lungu in 2016 when he visited Muchinga Province.

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  1. Every time its government impressed with chinese works. Why are they never impressed with our own local companies? Let me answer for you govenment inspectors,its because you give works to cadres and you not interested in giving the deserving local companies hence the rubbish works. Good example ,how can a company get an order of $6.4 million and not supply the goods despite having been paid. Some one in government has a hand in it. Zambian companies can do better than these Chinese companies in terms of good works. Be proud of the locals and i can asure you. You will get the best out of the locals.

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    • YOUR OWN WORK OF LOCAL ENGINEERS AND CONTRACTORS IS A SHAMBLES. I HAVE SEEN SOME OF THE WORK BY LOCAL CONTRACTORS- IT’S UNBELIEVABLE THAT SUCH WORK IS PASSED THROUGH.

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  2. Do you really call someone building for you contributing to tbe infrastructure. We are paying them as contractors so,they are just doing a job. If we as a nation wznt to improve utilse the labour and management that is available from zambians.. immigration were supposed to be applying zambianisation to all projects.
    Mr minister are the chinese exempt for your governments policy of zambianisation .
    Zambianisation was the reason applied to tbe recent deportation of the nigerian pastor.

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