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Infrastructure Projects in Zambia

  • Chinese firm to start building $2.3bn railway line in Zambia

    ZAMBIA, 2016/11/06 Construction of a 388.8 kilometres railway line that will link Zambia’s eastern part to the north is set to begin next the country’s government signed a $2.3b transaction with a Chinese firm. The transaction will finance engineering, designing and construction of the 388.8km Chipata-Petauke-Serenje railway line, the Africa Review reports. According to Zambia’s Transport and Communication Minister Brian Mushimba the project was part of the Chinese government pledge of $60 billion to boost cooperation with Africa for the period of 2016-2018.
  • World Bank pumps US$100 million into Kariba Dam

    SWEDEN, 2014/12/17 The Kariba Dam Rehabilitation Project received a US$100 million cash injection this week. The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors approved a US$75 million International Development Association (IDA) Credit and a US$25 million grant from the Government of Sweden to Zambia for the project. The project, with total financing of US$300 million, is being co-financed by the African Development Bank and the European Union and will help the Zambezi River Authority, which is responsible for the management of the Kariba Dam, to reshape the dam’s plunge pool and refurbish its spillway, inclunding improve dam operations in order to bring it up to international safety standards.