Government has awarded a contract to put up a bus station in Livingstone to Ndilila Associates.
The bus station contract is costing KR 41.5 million.
Government has also awarded a contract to construct an ultra modern market to GES Contractors at a contract sum of KR28.5 million.
Southern Province Permanent Secretary Chileshe Mulenga has however warned the contractors to perform to government expectations.
Dr. Mulenga said the infrastructure development was being undertaken in order to uplift the standard of Livingstone as a true tourist city.
He said the contractors were picked on merit after careful scrutiny adding that no corruption of any sought was involved in the selection process.
He said both contractors were selected because they offered the best proposals and urged them to finish the works on time before the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) general assembly in August this year.
Dr. Mulenga, who was speaking at his office today during the signing ceremony of the contracts, said both contracts would be closely monitored by the Livingstone City Council.
The Permanent Secretary said he was delighted that both contracts were awarded to Zambian companies.
He noted that government had shown confidence in the Zambian contractors.
‘’You are getting the contracts on the basis of trust and I hope you will give us high quality products. Zambian contractors have a problem but I am confident you will do a good job,’’ he said.
Dr. Mulenga also warned that any contractors who will engage in corrupt and unethical practices will be blacklisted from vying for any contracts in Southern province.
And Dr. Francis Ndilila of Ndilila Associates thanked government for the confidence shown in his company.
Dr. Ndilila has since assured government that he would deliver according to expectations.