Indian President Launches $289 million project to decongest Lusaka roads
President Edgar Lungu and visiting President of India Shri Ram Nati Kovind today launched works to decongest Lusaka roads at a cost of 289 Million US Dollars.
At a ground-breaking ceremony in Chilanga District, Lusaka Province, President Lungu says the decongestion of Lusaka roads is the biggest government to government cooperation project. The Head of State says the PF Government has shown commitment towards decongesting Lusaka through other road projects such as the L400.
The President continued that Zambia is positioning itself well to become a transport hub for the SADC region especially through the expansion of roads and creation of ring roads.
President Kovind says he is happy to be part of the launch of the historic project in Chilanga as congestion results in loss of man hours and productivity. He says he is confident that the project is a landmark symbol of the enhancement of the already existing friendship between India and Zambia.