Zambia receives $286 million from India to decongest capital
12-01-2017 08:04:00 | by: Bob Koigi | hits: 2589 | Tags:

Zambia has received $286 million for from the Indian government meant to improve infrastructure and decongest the capital Lusaka.

According to the Minister of Housing and Infrastructure Development Ronald Chitotela the project, dubbed ‘Decongesting Lusaka’, will see the creation of a ring road that would start from the Great East Road, through Kenneth Kaunda International Airport to the Great North Road in Chisamba district.

“Apart from implementing phase two of the Lusaka L400 road project, the Indian government has come up with this project which will also cater for street lighting, by-passes, construction of roads in Kasisi and other areas and putting up drainage systems among other things with the aim of beautifying Lusaka City,” he said.

Mr Chitotela said once implemented the project will create about 10,000 jobs in the capital city.