6 February 2013

Zambia: Livingstone Roads Rehab Makes Headway

INYATSI Roads Zambia Limited, a company which was awarded a contract by the Road Development Agency (RDA) to upgrade 40 kilometres of selected urban roads in Livingstone has made more progress in upgrading roads in the city.

The KR118 million (K118 billion) project is meant to improve the road network in Livingstone ahead of the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) General Assembly from August 24 to 29, this year.

A check conducted by the Times yesterday revealed that more roads, which were previously in bad state, had been upgraded.

Inyatsi Roads Zambia Limited workers were also found relocating water pipes from roads which are currently being upgraded.

Inyatsi Roads Zambia Limited was simultaneously upgrading five roads namely Balewa Sambona, Botswana, Ghandi, Njoko and Makoma.

Other roads that have already been worked on but are yet to be tarred are Mukuni Road, Obote Road and Nehru Way.

Inyatsi Roads Zambia Limited production manager Anthony Maher said his firm had so far done about 40 per cent of road works since it commenced rehabilitation in December last year.

Mr Maher said all machines for the tarring of roads were available.

"We are on schedule and we hope to complete these works by July this year in readiness for the August 2013 United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) General Assembly," he said.

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