Zambian president introduces long-term transport plans
31 December 2009
Zambian president Rupiah Banda has declared his investment intentions for the country's transport infrastructure in the coming years.
News source the Times of Zambia quoted the statesman as announcing the injection of some K56 billion (£7.5 million) in different projects in the Chitambo region and elsewhere in the west.
These works include the rehabilitation of 30 kilometres of feeder roads to support agricultural activity in the area.
Another element is the installation of a pontoon at Luombwa River, which is expected to facilitate access to a local school and generally make getting around the district easier.
The upgrading of Chipundu Road will get K5 billion worth of funding.
Mr Banda was quoted by the news source as saying: "As a government, we are committed to seeing to it that we develop infrastructure in most of our areas ... we are in a hurry to develop this nation."
The president recently commissioned the tarring of the 104-kilometre Chipata-Mfuwe road for K290 billion in the Mambwe district.