A roads and sewerage construction contract for Southern Africa worth US 0.11bn has been awarded to Inyatsi Construction Group.
The company had recently received a US $6.67m contract for upgrading and construction of the Chikankata road, and another US $0.1bn for the construction of Ndola-Mufulira road in Zambia.
The two contracts in Zambia would come in as part of the Zambia 8000 road construction project planned by the country to upgrade road infrastructure, and the Accelerated National Roads Construction Programme. This will help create an efficient road network and international highways that will link countries such as Namibia, South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, DRC, Malawi and Tanzania.
According to the Chairperson for Inyatsi Construction Group Frans Pienaar, the Zambia 8000 project will make Zambia a transport hub due to its location. It will also help in efficient transportation of its copper to its neighboring countries because of good road links.
Pienaar further noted that there is too much traffic on the Zambian roads hence the new roads will encourage economic growth, something which will benefit communities in the region.