The Government of Zambia has signed a US$35.5 million construction contract for the renovation and expansion of the Lusaka Bombay drain.
The contract for the project was signed by the Secretary to the treasury Fredson Yamba, who is also Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCA) Zambia Board Chairperson with Cooperative Muratori Cemensti (CMC di Ravenna) of Italy in Lusaka.
According to Yamba, the money comes in after the United States Government through the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) GAVE A GRANT OF Us $355m to the country to support execution of the Lusaka Water Supply, Sanitation and Drainage (LWSSD) projects.
The project will see to it that the Northern and Southern parts of the Lusaka Bombay Drain is expanded to improve accessibility and provide reliable water supply and sanitation services to selected urban and peri-urban areas of the City.
Yamba noted that it would be great if the project would benefit over 1.2 million residents of Lusaka and permanently address the flooding challenges that the city constant faces due to poor and insufficient drainage systems.
He further urged the CMC di Ravenna the main contractor for the Lusaka Bombay Drain project to do quality work ensuring that the whole project is implemented on the expected time with the budget set aside for it.
The project will help improve traffic movement, prevent traffic infrastructure from erosion and the health of the people will not be affected as water contamination would have been worked on.