CHONGWE, Zambia, Sept. 29 (Xinhua) -- A Zambia local government official in Chongwe, a town in the Lusaka province of Zambia, in an interview on Tuesday hailed a Chinese contractor for the improved road network in his rural ward.
In an interview, Katoba ward councillor, Charles Moyo, told Xinhua that the road leading to his ward from the capital city of Zambia, Lusaka, which was previously gravel and impassable during the rainy season was now tarred and had changed the area in many ways.
He disclosed that China Geo-Engineering Corporation had upgraded to bituminous standard of the road from Lusaka to Katoba ward in his area. According to him, the project was well executed and had added beauty to the area. He said that this had attracted a number of developments to the area which would not have come without a good road.
He observed that the travelling distance from Katoba to Lusaka and other areas was now made faster due to the improved road. He said that the upgraded road had opened up the area to various investment opportunities. He was optimistic that this would continue to translate into real economic growth.
He described the Chinese company as a company that was committed to delivering high-quality road works. He said that the road which was constructed about a year ago was still looking as good as new. He said that the company must be commended for delivering a value for money project.
Moyo also disclosed that the company was also constructing another road that would pass through his ward to Chirundu district in the Southern Province of Zambia. He stated that work on the 100 km road connectivity project which had already commenced would further improve the road network in his ward which was one of the transit points between Lusaka and Chiriundu.
Moyo stressed that the Chinese contractor, China Geo-Engineering Corporation, which had set up a camp in his ward had also created business and employment opportunities for the local people. Enditem