Negotiations between the Government and the would-be investor to rehabilitate and expand the Lusaka-Ndola Road into a dual carriageway have been concluded.
Infrastructure, Housing and Urban Development Minister Eng. Charles Milupi disclosed this during a ZNBC TV1 programme dubbed Government forum.
Eng. Milupi said government has identified a private partner under the Private-Public Partnership (PPP) to rehabilitate and upgrade the Lusaka-Ndola Road into a dual carriageway and that the negotiations have been successfully concluded.
He said in the next three months Government and the would-be investor will formally sign the contract for the contractor to start the works.
“We as New Dawn Government are excited that in the past year, we have successfully concluded negotiations on two critical PPP projects in the road sector, the Chingola -Kasumbalesa road project and the Lusaka –Ndola dual carriageway.” Hon. Milupi said.
The Minister went on to say that the signing for the Chingola –Kasumbalesa project took place last year while that for the Lusaka – Ndola project is expected very soon.
He said the government is looking forward to the concessionaires for the two project to conclude their mobilisation and start the works. MIHUD/PRO