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Construction works at Nakonde One Stop border post resumes
Nakonde, January 7, 2013, ZANIS — Government has directed that construction works at the Nakonde one stop order post by the initial contractor China Jiangxi Construction Company be resumed.
Buildings department Chief Architect Officer, Geoffrey Phiri said this when he handed over the project to China Jiangxi yesterday at the Nakonde Customs Yard.
China Jiangxi company site manager Xie Liang says works on the project which were abandoned in 2011, starts next month.
Mr. Liang said the project, which had reached roofing level before being abandoned, is expected to be completed and handed over to the Government in December this year.
Meanwhile, Nakonde district commissioner James Singoyi says he is happy that the construction of the abandoned project has finally resumed.
Mr. Singoyi says construction of the one-stop border once completed will enhance revenue collection as well as increasing and improving service delivery to the public.
The Rupiah Banda led government terminated the project, started 2009.
Later the project was handed over to a private investor called five Borders Crossing Company under a Private Partnership programme (PPP).
However, PF Government reversed this arrangement after winning the 2011 tripartite elections and gave back the contract back to China Jiangxi Construction Company to continue with the construction works.