Two hundred million dollars has so far been spent on the construction of the new Kenneth Kaunda International Airport.
This is out of the 360 million dollars for the project financed by a loan from the Exim-Bank of China.
Housing and Infrastructure Development Minister Ronald Chitotela has disclosed this today when he inspected ongoing works at the new Kenneth Kaunda international airport.
And Mr. Chitotela has reiterated that the Kenneth Kaunda International Airport is fully secured and owned by the Zambian people.
He said reports that the Chinese have taken over the new airport are false.
Mr. Chitotela said the new infrastructure is also fully supervised by Zambian engineers.
And Zambia Airports Corporation Limited Civil Engineering Manager Philip Mubanga said the facility is now 85 percent done.
Mr. Mubanga said most of the works have been done, with only the installation of equipment remaining.