KITWE, Zambia June 20 (Xinhua) -- A Chinese firm, AVIC International, has completed construction of 2,350 housing units in six provinces in Zambia, a company official has said.
And on the Copperbelt, the organization has so far handed over 550 housing units out of the 601 allocated to the province.
Lei Yingqi, senior consultant for AVIC International, said this when the company handed over 207 among the 550 completed houses to the Zambian government on the Copperbelt province.
AVIC was allocated an initial 2,350 housing units to be constructed in the first phase of the project to improve the residential environment and upgrading the living standards of the civil servants in Zambia and all works had been completed.
Lei said the contract contains 50 sites in six provinces in the landlocked Southern Africa nation.
He said that 207 were being handed over to the government in Chililabobwe, Kitwe's and Kalulushi districts on the Copperbelt.
"We want to thank the Zambian government for trusting us with this project to construct housing units for the Zambia police, we sincerely believe in quality as it is the first priority of the project," he said.
Stephen Kampyongo, who is Home Affairs Minister officiated at the handover ceremony, thanked the company for the quality works.
He said the Zambian government was committed to partnering with the Chinese government to foster development in Zambia that will uplift the living standards of the local people. Enditem