President Sata : INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT AND ROAD SECTOR JOBS CREATED SO FAR

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As you may be aware, infrastructure development is a source of employment and an enabler of economic growth. The goal of our Government is to accelerate economic development of the prioritized economic sectors through provision of improved quality, efficient and safe transport infrastructure.

I wish to report that the construction of the K53 million Chiawa Bridge across the Kafue River will be completed by the end of June 2014. Once complete, the Chiawa Bridge will provide the shortest and vital link between the Lower Zambezi and Lusaka Province thereby contributing to the development of agriculture and tourism sectors. Furthermore, the construction of the Chiawa Bridge will reduce transportation costs and improve accessibility for rural communities, thus provide better access to amenities such as markets, schools and health facilities.

You may also wish to know that as of 12th May 2014, on-going road projects have created a total of 18,070 jobs as follows in all the provinces: Central 1,121; Copperbelt 2,074; Eastern 2,174; Luapula 2,128; Lusaka 2,595; Muchinga 2,112; Northern 2,409; North Western 387; Southern 1,417; and Western 1,653.

I am determined to address the challenges in our country’s transport infrastructure as these remain the major constraints to growth, economic diversification and human development. MCS – 13/05/14

 

As you may be aware, infrastructure development is a source of employment and an enabler of economic growth. The goal of our Government is to accelerate economic development of the prioritized economic sectors through provision of improved quality, efficient and safe transport infrastructure.

I wish to report that the construction of the K53 million Chiawa Bridge across the Kafue River will be completed by the end of June 2014. Once complete, the Chiawa Bridge will provide the shortest and vital link between the Lower Zambezi and Lusaka Province thereby contributing to the development of agriculture and tourism sectors. Furthermore, the construction of the Chiawa Bridge will reduce transportation costs and improve accessibility for rural communities, thus provide better access to amenities such as markets, schools and health facilities.

You may also wish to know that as of 12th May 2014, on-going road projects have created a total of 18,070 jobs as follows in all the provinces: Central 1,121; Copperbelt 2,074; Eastern 2,174; Luapula 2,128; Lusaka 2,595; Muchinga 2,112; Northern 2,409; North Western 387; Southern 1,417; and Western 1,653.

I am determined to address the challenges in our country’s transport infrastructure as these remain the major constraints to growth, economic diversification and human development. MCS – 13/05/14

 

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