THE Zambia Weights and Measures (ZAWM) has commenced rehabilitation of tanker test rig at its Ndola terminal at the cost of 65,000 Euros.
ZAWM chief executive officer Chilembo Sokwani who confirmed the development said the rehabilitation programme started 10 days ago and was expected to be completed by July.
The project was being undertaken by a local contractor Best Brand.
Mr Chilembo said the project would facilitate the verification of fuel tankers away from the TAZAMA plant once the rehabilitation works were completed.
"I would like to confirm that we have started the tanker test rig rehabilitation programme at our Ndola terminal," Mr Sokwani said.
He said this would make things easier for fuel transporters to do the verification as they would be able to go to ZAWM terminal at their own time.
Mr Sokwani said ZAWM would use the same rig to test tankers coming from outside the country.
And Mr Sokwani said his department had continued with the inspections of scales and other equipment countrywide.
He said the organisation was inspecting the Food Reserve Agency (FRA) scales and was also covering bakeries, butcheries and hardware shops.