Kazungula District Council to build a lodge

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THE Kazungula District Council (KDC) is constructing a lodge at the border post between Zambia and Botswana to ensure quality accommodation facilities in the area, Council Secretary Raphael Zulu has said.
Kazungula Border post is one of the international entries to Zambia as it links Zambia and Botswana, Namibia, Zimbabwe and South Africa.
Mr Zulu said the council received K1 million from the Government to build a lodge at Kazungula border post to address the absence of quality accommodation facilities in the area.
Speaking in an interview yesterday, Mr Zulu said the entire structure had already been constructed and only few works were still expected to be done.
“Some of the remaining works include plumbing and installation of electricity by ZESCO. We want tourists and other travellers to have a comfortable resting place as they pass through Kazungula border post,” he said.
Mr Zulu said all the works were expected to be completed during the first quarter of 2014.
Plans are also underway to build a permanent bridge at Kazungula border post to replace the current pontoon.
The scope of the proposed project includes the construction of a road and rail bridge over the Zambezi River, and the construction of one-stop border facilities.
Others are the construction of a rail line on the bridge, the design of three kilometres of rail line on each side of the bridge, and the construction of access roads connecting the existing road network.