China Geo road project impresses Mubukwanu
Solwezi, Sept 2, 2014, ZANIS—North-western province minister Nathaniel Mubukwanu is impressed with the concrete road works being done by China Geo Engineering at Kansanshi mine T-junction in Solwezi.
Mr Mubukwanu has since appealed to the people of Solwezi and North-western province in general to continue supporting President Michael Sata’s government in its commitment towards infrastructure development.
The Minister said this in Solwezi today when he inspected the K 18 million road works project to resurface the long-term dilapidated T-junction stretch.
He said the work being done at the T-junction is just a glimpse of more infrastructure development works the Patriotic Front government has planned for the province.
Mr Mubukwanu cited upgrading of the Manyinga-Jimbe, Kasempa-Kaoma, Kasempa-Mumbwa, Solwezi-Kipushi and reconstruction of Solwezi-Chingola roads as some of the other road works planned for the province.
He said construction of high quality infrastructure that will stand the test of time was key in prepositioning the economy of an area.
He commended China Geo Engineering for doing a commendable job and urged them to continue with their reputation of doing good work.
Meanwhile, Rankin Engineers Consultants Assistant Resident Engineer Samjoe Kabati told the minister and his entourage that included, Provincial Permanent Secretary, Amos Malupenga that the concrete road works (rigged pavement) is expected to last for 50 years regardless of heavy-duty trucks moving to and from the mine.
Mr Kabati said the contractor is expected to finish all the major works including well designed drainages by the end of this month, September 2014 and just remain with minor final touches.
The Kansanshi mine T-junction has always been an eyesore to motorists because of potholes especially in the rain season when the accumulate pools of water due to poor drainage.