Avic International will start the construction of township roads in Zambia's Chongwe district in Lusaka Province, a government official said on May 14.
A lawmaker of Chongwe constituency, Japhen Mwakalombe cited that the construction of township roads in the district will start in the next few weeks and that the Chinese firm, Avik International will do five kilometres of roads.
He said the roads which are gravel will be upgraded to bituminous standard. "This is a momentous achievement which will change the face of the district," he said. Evans M'hambi, deputy mayor of the district, described the development as a milestone, adding that many of the roads in the district have been below standard for a long time.
"This is a great milestone in the history of the district. Our roads in the central ward that houses major government offices and institutions have been below standard for a long time," he said, as reported by Xinhua.
According to him, the development will help beautify the district and ease the movement of goods and services. The road construction project, he said, will also provide employment to local people in the district.
"AVIC International has successfully completed a number of projects across the country and we are confident that this project will be another success," said Anne Kachepa, a local resident.