China funded mega road project launched in Zambia

Added On September 13, 2017

Zambia has begun construction on a new mega-road project, connecting the southern and central parts to the country, to its Copperbelt province.
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The construction is a 1.2 billion dollar joint project with the Chinese firm, China Jiangxi Corporation for International Economic and Technical Cooperation - or CJIC.
It includes well over 300 kilometers of dual carriageways and bypasses.
Construction will last about four years and will create over 3,000 jobs for local people.
At the launch of commissioning works in central Zambia's Chisamba district, Zambian President Edgar Lungu said the project presents a modern symbol of the friendship between Zambia and China. 
The Zambian leader said the new route will improve traffic flow and drastically reduce road traffic accidents, common-place on today's narrow road.
Yang Youming, the Chinese Ambassador to Zambia, said the construction of the dual carriageway will make the country a hub of transportation in the region.
He said the two countries have cooperated greatly in infrastructure development over the years, adding that China will continue supporting Zambia's infrastructure improvement.
This will just be the latest project for CJIC in Zambia, having undertaken more than 200 projects since 1987.