Works to overhaul the 156 kilometer Chinsali-Mpika stretch along the Great North Road, is set to start with financial support from the European Union.
Muchinga Province Minister Henry Sikazwe told ZANIS that the contractor is expected to camp on site soon.
He described the road as a death trap with big potholes which will require a complete overhaul to save the lives of motorists.
“We shall soon see a contractor moving on site to work on a stretch between Chinsali and Mpika which is in a deplorable state,” said Mr. Sikakwe.
In a related development, Mr. Sikakwe disclosed China State Construction Engineering Corporation Limited the contractor working on Lot 1 of the rehabilitation of the Great North Road between Chinsali and Isoka and China Railway Seventh Group working on Lot 2 between Isoka and Nakonde, will also work on some township roads in Chinsali, Isoka and Nakonde.
Mr. Sikakwe said that the Provincial administration has already engaged the two contractors and will soon reach an agreement on the number of kilometers of Township roads to be done in each district.
“We are in talks with the two contractors and soon we shall know how many kilometers of Township roads will be allocated to each respective district,” said Mr. Sikakwe.