——- A 182 kilometers Nakonde – mbala road. Construction project on Nakonde side has begun.
Nakonde area member of parliament Able Sichula has disclosed to ZANIS at kapwila in Nakonde today.
The MP Sichula was on the spot check of developmental projects in his constituency today.
He said it was impressive that the contractor China CAMC had decided to mount a camp from the Nakonde side so as to employ youths to work on the road project.
Mr. Sichula explained that previously the project was only from the mbala side while the Nakonde side was dormant.
He stressed the economic importance of the road which is to be upgraded to a bituminous standard is that it will easy mobility of cargo from Nakonde border post to port Mpulungu in Northern province.
The law maker said more than hundred local people will be employed from his constituency.
Mr. Sichula said Nakonde – Mbala road project will cost 180 million dollars USA in a space of three years.
And China CAMC official in charge of the Nakonde side Liu Yidan said so far 30 local people a 20 Chinese people have been employed to put up a camp.
Mr. Yidan assured the MP that his company is going to bring more machinery to the area so as to hasten the construction works .
Nakonde – Mbala road is one of the rural road projects among others taking placing in Muchinga province.