Is Kazungula bridge back on rails?

source: Mmegi

STAFF WRITER

Ministers from Botswana, Zambia and Zimbabwe are expected to meet in Gaborone this morning to seek a solution to problems that have dogged the multi-million Pula Kazungula Bridge project.

There are fears that work on the project, that was initially scheduled for completion by August 2008, could once again be delayed.

The three governments were supposed to have signed the crucial feasibility study agreement in Lusaka, Zambia last week parallel with the SADC Council of Ministers meeting. However this did not happen due to Zimbabwe’s financial difficulties.

Botswana and Zambia have managed to secure funding for a detailed study of the construction of the bridge from the African Development Bank (AfDB). Botswana got a loan while Zambia got a grant.

Mmegi sources in Lusaka indicate that [continue reading]



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