Tarring of Luangwa Road a dream come true

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Tarring of Luangwa Road a dream come true
Luangwa, Mar, 22/13, ZANIS —— Luangwa District Commissioner, Eunie Mumba, has commended the Government of President Michael Chilufya Sata for making the dream of the people in the area of having their Luangwa D145 main road tarred come true.

Speaking when Lusaka Province Permanent Secretary, Emelda Chola visited the site of China Geo Engineering Company, the contractor of the D145 main road in Luangwa District yesterday, Mr Mumba, who was accompanied by Council Secretary, Peter Nguluwe said the PF Government of President Sata has fulfilled the dream of the residents of improving the road to bituminous level.

Mr Mumba said the bad state of the D145 road had been a source of concern and worry to the residents of Luangwa as it made them travel under a lot of hardship and hindered the most desired development.

And Lusaka Province Permanent Secretary, Emelda Chola, has expressed happiness that the contractor, China Geo, was on site and works had begun on the main Luangwa road.

Gen Chola said she was happy that the main road to Luangwa district from Luangwa Bridge on the Great East Road was now being tarred as it has been a hot issue with the traditional leaders and the people in the area.

She said it was a dream come true for the traditional leaders and the people of Luangwa that 48 years down the line, the road was now being tarred.

Gen Chola said the tarring of the road will enhance development in the district which had lagged behind in development since independence.


She observed that the district has potential for development and the tarring of the main road will realize this potential as it will attract a lot of investors.

The Permanent Secretary said it was Government’s wish to improve the road network throughout the country as it was only through a good road network that development will reach the remote parts of the country.

And China Geo Site Engineer, Zhou Zhi Jian and Foreman, Parnwell Kasonka told the Permanent Secretary and her entourage that the tarring of the D145 87Km road will take a period of not more than two years.

Mr Kasonka said that this year the company will cover a stretch of 40 km and hope to finish the rest of the road by November next year, 2014.

Meanwhile, the district administration is preparing the commissioning of the road project by   President Michael Sata any time before the end of this month.

Preparations have reached an advanced stage as the contractor, China Geo is busy working on the road and hopes to tar a portion of at list 2 km before the commissioning.