President Rupiah Banda is on Friday expected to officially open the Zimba – Livingstone Road. The road has been going through some resurfacing. A statement from State house states that president Banda will travel to Livingstone on Friday morning to commission the completed 42.8 kilometre road works and officially open the road to motorists.
The resurfacing of the road was done by China Geo Corporation at a contract sum of 35 million Euros and supervised by Zulu Burrow Consulting Engineers and Nicholas O’Dwyer and Company Limited. “Government is happy that once more we have successfully delivered a good road for the people of Southern Province and Zambia as a whole,” President Banda said ahead of the event.
The Zimba-Livingstone Road is an important trade link between Zambia and countries in the Southern Africa region. The first stretch of the 30 kilometres of the Zimba – Livingstone Road was completed in October last year at a contract sum of K121 billion while the second phase of the 42.8 kilometre, financed by the European Union Commission, will be commissioned on Friday.