SADC celebrates imminent Kazungula Bridge

source: Mmegi
MWENGWE KAPEMBWA
Correspondent

LUSAKA: Zambia is optimistic that the ‘delayed’ construction of the US$300 million Kazungula Bridge linking Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe and Zambia will soon be a reality.

Works and supply minister, Mike Mulongoti, said efforts have been stepped up to ensure that the pontoon is replaced with a permanent bridge without much delay to speed up the transportation of goods and passengers at the Zambezi River crossing that has a long and tortuous history.

Mulongoti said initial feasibility studies undertaken in 2001 and 2006 have been redesigned and a contractor tasked to evaluate costs and other engineering requirements before the affected countries can decide on the financing and other requirements needed to flag off the work.

“We evaluated the cost of the project again and what we are now waiting for is a report from the consulting engineers on the costing and other [continue reading]

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