In December 2022, ZNBC reported that the development works on the Chinsalo-Nakonde Road in Zambia were still, ongoing. Thus far, a total of 169 kilometers of the road had been open to traffic.
The Regional Engineer from the Road Development Agency (RDA) said that the project came with several amenities. Mr. Sikombe explained that these amenities included toll plazas, a weighbridge as well as truck parks. Mr. Sikombe also noted that the project aims to complete the works by 2023.
The project is divided into two lots with two contractors working on each. Mr. Sikombe confirmed that the China State Engineering Corporation is working on a 103 kilometers stretch from Chinsali to Isoka. Meanwhile, the China Railway Group is working on a 107 kilometers stretch from Isoka to Nakonde.
The Chinsalo-Nakonde Road in Zambia is financed through a $250 million grant from the African Development Bank.
Reported On 21 March 2015
AfDB to fund Chinsalo-Nakonde road project in Zambia
US $250m will go towards renovation works for the 210km Chinsalo-Nakonde road project. The amount will be from the African Development Bank (AfDB). This construction project will be part of the Trans-Africa Highway on the North and South corridor.
According to the African Development Bank officer in charge of Zambia Philip Boahen, the project will help improve transport and services. More especially, throughout the road corridor to help in the reduction of transportation costs between Southern Tanzania and Northern Zambia.
The road construction project would also ease access to residents in the area. It will also help ease access to markets and social amenities. Further contributing to lower levels of poverty and increase growth.
Mr. Boahen also said that civil works on the road will be in two sections. The first is the 110km Isoka Nakonde and the 100km Chinsali Isoka road. The entire road project entails civil works and renovation of Chinsali Nakonde road. Alongside, renovation of the feeder roads and other complementary services.
The African Development Bank had already reviewed the feasibility study, preliminary and engineering design, and the environmental and social-economic impact assessment studies.