Tomorrow Investment Director Chanda Katotobwe says the completion of the K5.9 million Mwamba Bridge in Kasama is on schedule.
He said his company had doubled efforts to complete the works and was confident that the bridge will be completed before the end of the year.
He was speaking at the weekend after touring the construction site to inspect the progress of the bridge.
Mr. Katotobwe said works on Mwamba Bridge are progressing well and the construction company will ensure they are completed on time.
He called on Zambians to have confidence in local contractors as they could deliver if given the opportunity and equal support that given to foreign contractors.
And a resident of Mwamba village Alex Mwansa commended government for the construction of the Bridge at Lukupa river which had claimed many lives in the past.
He said Mwamba Bridge once completed would bring economic development to the area as it will ease the transportation challenges of farm produce to the market as well as children crossing the river to access schools especially in the rainy season.
Mr. Mwansa said government should continue developing the rural areas as they can contribute positively to the economic development of the nation.