Construction work begins on major Road in Zambia

20 October 2015
Construction work to upgrade 113km of Samfya to Kasaba major road in Zambia from gravel to bituminous has begun with the main contractor being BSBK Limited.

According to the Regional Manager for Road Development Agency (RDA) fir Luapula Province, Eng. Gaston Meleki, the contractor was on site working on the final designs for the road.

Delays on the works had occurred due to technical and administrative challenges however, up to 11.7km of clearing and grubbing had been done since the start of the project.

The road construction project is estimated to cost US $37.57m with funding from the Government of Zambia. Works will include the clearing of bushes, construction of selected road Embankment Layers, Sub-base and Base Layers and Construction of new bituminous surfacing including shoulders.

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