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  • Africa: Experts Explore Infrastructure and Cooperation to Improve Lives

    BOTSWANA, 2017/11/01 Addis Ababa — African economies require structural transformation to attain sustained increase that trickles down to all its peoples, an official from the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) told experts gathered at the organization’s Ethiopian headquarters. Soteri Gatera, who heads the ECA’s Industrialization and Infrastructure Section, says only such “inclusive” economic increase will help resolve the “persistent social economic problems” Africa faces.
  • Chinese-supported infrastructure projects change Zambia's landscape

    CHINA, 2017/09/05 The commissioning of works to construct a new international airport in Zambia's Ndola city in the Copperbelt Province recently goes to exemplify Chinese efforts to help Zambia's infrastructure development drive. The 397 million U.S. dollars project, being undertaken by Chinese contractor AVIC International and funded by the Export and Import Bank of China, is but one part other projects China has funded as Zambia rolls out its infrastructure projects.
  • Zambia: Nabwalya Area Needs Urgent Facelift

    ZAMBIA, 2014/09/01 "STRICTLY 4×4 vehicles," is a visible inscription on a sign post showing the location of this area situated 260 kilomteres from Mpika-Serenje road turn-off down into the Muchinga Valley. The turn-off is 80 kilometres from Mpika Boma on Serenje road. This area is situated lower in the Muchinga Escarpment, meaning getting there, one needs to meander down through the additional than 100 metre mountain crossing additional than 52 streams before reaching the final destination. Despite the tedious and back-breaking drive of not less than five hours, accessing the area is dangerous, particularly at night because the road passes between a game management area and Mfuwe National Park which has a variety of wild animals. What has remained are shells of the cars because owners have failed to retrieve them and they have from presently on been caught up in the bush fires.
  • The Nacala Road Corridor Project to SMEC International of Australia

    ZAMBIA, 2013/06/19 THE Road Development Agency (RDA) has awarded a KR12.1 million arrangement for consulting services for the construction supervision of the Nacala Road Corridor Project to SMEC International of Australia. The construction supervision arrangement follows an international competitive bidding process in which 43 expressions of interest were received from local and international firms.
  • Government signs a US$50 million loan for electricity

    ZAMBIA, 2012/12/21 The loan will be used towards financing the construction and operation of a 120 megawatt hydro plant at Itezhi Tezhi dam along the Kafue river. Speaking at the signing ceremony in Lusaka today, Minister of Finance Alexander Chikwanda said once completed, the project will significantly increase the country’s power supply which at the moment stands at 1000 megawatts. Mr. Chikwanda explained that the increase in electricity generation and distribution will assist in reducing the erratic power supply which is currently being experienced in the country.