Over 3 billion kwacha has been spent on road construction under the Link Zambia-8000 road construction project as at 17th December, 2013.
This is from a total of 3.78 billion kwacha allocated to the project from the national budget allocation of 2.4 billion kwacha and the approved 1.3 billion kwacha supplementary budget.
Road Development Agency (RDA) Chief Executive Officer Charles Mushota has told QFM News in an exclusive interview that as a result of the allocation, a number of contracts have been awarded under the road project.
Mr. Mushota says the roads which are being worked upon under the Link Zambia 8000 road construction include include among others the Mansa-Luwingu Road, Luangwa Feira Road, Leopard Hill-Katoba Road, Chipata-Vubwi Road, Katete-Chadiza-Chipata Road, the Chama-Matumbo Road and Mongu-Kalabo Road.
Mr. Mushota has also disclosed to Qfm in an interview that RDA has also embarked on a number of visibility studies across the country ahead of the implementation of phase 2 of the Link Zambia 8000 project.
And Mr. Mushota has disclosed that the Agency is in the process of delivery equipment to all 10 provinces of the country to start the implementation of the Pave Zambia 2000 road Project.
He says it is expected that by the end January all the equipment would have been distributed to all the 10 provinces.
Meanwhile Mr. Mushota says the L-400 road project has also recorded progress with the Mumbwa Road being widened into a duo carriageway.