Zambia, Botswana sign Memorandum of Understanding for bridge project

source: Agence de Press Africane

APA-Lusaka (Zambia) Zambia and Botswana have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for the proposed construction of Kazungula Bridge to link their two countries, and the feasibility study has commenced at a project sum of 2.4 million euro for a period of 12 months, APA learnt here Monday.

Zambian Works and Supply Minister Kapembwa Simbao said the MoU between Botswana and Zambia was as a result of the failed MoU signed in 2006 for the construction of the bridge.

“Three heads of State for Botswana, Zambia and Zimbabwe had signed an MoU in August 2006 but when it became apparent that no progress was being made, Zambia and Botswana withdrew from the tripartite MoU,” Simbao said.

Speaking at a media briefing in Lusaka, Simbao said the signing of the MoU between Zambia and Botswana would also enable the signing of the contract with the consultant doing the [continue reading]

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