Zambia, Botswana reach Kazungula bridge deal

source: The Sunday Times
AFP Published:Aug 03, 2007

LUSAKA – Zambia and Botswana have concluded bilateral agreements to construct a joint bridge at their common border, Botswana President Festus Mogae said in Lusaka.

Mogae, who is in Zambia to open an agricultural trade show, said a lot of progress had been made in the construction of the jointly funded Kazungula bridge.

“The bridge will open up trade and facilitate easy movement between the two countries. The bridge will promote tourism,” Mogae said after talks with his Zambian counterpart Levy Mwanawasa.

Mwanawasa said the bridge would [continue reading]

  1. Luke

    Any ideas on when the bridge might be completed???

  2. Joseph Chileshe

    In 2003 one of the two pontoons capsized on the Zambezi. Today, 28 September 2008 we are told another pontoon has sank. Was the first pontoon which sank in 2003 repared. Is there still a pontoon. We need more news on teh bridge.

    • cliff

      I have very fond memories of the ferry, which we used as a family travelling between Livingstone to Chobe to go tiger fishing where I once caught an enormous catfish (vundu). The Livingstone road at that time (1966) to Kazagula was a dirt road which became very corregeted and needed one to travel at speed to ride the corregations. Great country Zambia made some wonderful friends such as Gabrial Chisimba with whom a shared a number of lion beers. One Zambia One Nation was the cry at that period.

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