Government is this Friday, 16th August,2013 expected to launch a road rehabilitation project in Lusaka dubbed: L-400 which will see 400 kilometres of urban roads worked on in various townships and compounds at a cost of US$348.8 million.
Republican President Michael Sata in a statement issued to QFM News by his special assistant for press and public relations George Chellah says the road rehabilitation and construction project is expected to create 1,000 jobs.
President Sata says the Government will also focus on implementing more labour absorbing projects such as the Lusaka 400 kilometres [L400].
Mr. Sata, says the PF Government will continue to centre its efforts on growing the economy faster and creating jobs.
President Sata adds the L400 project includes improvement of various roads in various residential, light industrial and industrial areas of Lusaka City such as Kabanana, Chalala, Kamwala South, Chilenje South, Avondale, Kabwata Site and Service, Chazanga, Kamanga, Chinika Area, Bauleni, Northmead, Matero, Chawama, Lilanda, Chilulu, Ngombe, Kaunda Square, Kalingalinga and Mtendere among others.
He says Transport, Works, Supply and Communication Minister Yamfwa Mukanga is scheduled to launch the L-400 project.
President Sata has reiterated his Government’s commitment to creating a better Zambia for all by fostering job creation and maximising the development impact of jobs in line with the PF Manifesto.