Government says it remains resolute in reducing the cost of doing business for small and medium scale traders in the country.
Minister of Commerce, Trade and Industry Christopher Yaluma says one such step government has taken is the opening up of roads under the Link Zambia project so as the ease transport challenges.
ZANIS reports that Mr Yaluma said this when he inspected works on the K84 million Mbesuma Bridge project in Mungwi district.
The minister, who is also Malole Constituency Member of Parliament, was impressed with the progress made by the contractor China Railway Seventh Group at the site.
By broadcast time, a temporal bridge had been erected to pave way for construction of a permanent one.
And Mr Yaluma has projected an economic boom in Northern Region once the construction of the bridge across Chambeshi River is completed.
“ The development will enhance business linkages for local traders as they will be able to travel to neighbouring countries such as Tanzania and Democratic Republic of Congo via Nakonde and the Mansa – Pedicle roads respectively, “ he said.
Mr Yaluma added that there is need to construct the Mbesuma – Isoka road as traffic on the route is set increase.