—–Construction of over 60 housing units for civil servants in Choma has reached an advanced stage with most of them almost reaching the roofing levels.
The construction of staff houses which is scheduled for completion in June this year is likely to be completed on schedule.
Southern Province Permanent Secretary, Margret Miyoba who was impressed with the progress has since urged the contractors to keep up the good work.
Ms Miyoba who inspected the construction project today was happy with the rate at which the contractors were carrying out the works.
“This is good progress being made by the contractors and we want to ensure these projects are completed within schedule to cushion the accommodation crisis in the district,” she said.
Golden Horse contractor Engineer, Yang Pinhong however, complained that progression of the 30 low-cost houses project was challenged by late remittance of funds from government.
He said inadequate funding had affected the construction process because his company had challenges in sourcing for building materials such as cement which had affected the progression of 12 houses from slab level.
Ms Miyoba however, assured the contractors that the Ministry of Finance would release more funding towards the projects in order to accelerate the construction works.
She said government was aware of some challenges the contractors faced such as inadequate funding but that efforts to address this challenge was in progress.
Ms Miyoba said government attached great attention to the projects and would ensure that all the required resources were made available.
On construction of the provincial administration, the Permanent Secretary found China Jiangxi Corporation Limited (CJCL) employees busy working on the foundation base for the giant six-storey office complex to house various government departments.
China Jiangxi Corporation Limited was awarded a contract to build a six-storey provincial administration at a cost of K31 million.
CJCL Engineer, Yang Chunji said the company was making tireless efforts to ensure the project was completed before December this year and he assured government of carrying out proper work.