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Welcome to the Road Development Agency Website. On this site you will find information about our organization, our objectives, mission and vision. The Road Development Agency is a statutory Institution created through the Public Roads Act No. 12 of 2002 to provide for the care, maintenance and construction of public roads in Zambia.
Our Vision: To be the leading Road authority in Africa that is providing a world class Road Network in Zambia
Our Strategic Mission is to provide a World Class Road Network that supports socio-economic growth in Zambia through:
- Professional, Competent and Motivated Staff
- Innovative funding models for road infrastructure
- cutting edge designs & Construction Methods
- Strategic alliances with Proficient Service Providers & Stakeholders
- Effective usage of Research & Development and Information Communication & technology
- Friday, 22 May 2015
- Lukundo Mukonda
RDA CEO Kanyuka Mumba Appends his signature to the contract as China GEO Managing Director LI JZNPING looks on.
The Road Development Agency (RDA) has signed two contracts with China Geo Engineering Corporation Southern Africa Limited for the full rehabilitation of Lots 1 and 3 of the Chingola-Solwezi Road. Lot 1 covers 60 kilometres, while lot 2 covers 68 kilometres.
Lot 1 will be executed within 24 months from date of commencement at a Contract Sum of K481,085,786.95 VAT inclusive, while Lot 3 will be executed within a period of 24 months from date of commencement at Contract Sum of K586,506,638.14 VAT inclusive
Speaking at the signing ceremony today, RDA Chief Executive Officer Mr. Kanyuka Mumba said the signing of Lot 1 and Lot 3 comes four days after the RDA signed the Lot 2 contract for full rehabilitation of 40 kilometres of the same Chingola - Solwezi Road.
Mr. Mumba noted that the signing of the two contracts today meant that the RDA had now awarded all the contracts for all three Lots to cover the rehabilitation of the entire Solwezi - Chingola Road, which covers a total distance of 168 kilometres. The Scope of Works for the Lot 1 and Lot 3 contracts includes the following:
• Ripping of the existing pavement;
• Construction of pavement layers and sealing with 50mm asphalt concrete;
• Improvement of sub-surface drainage in sections with high water table;
• Construction of 6.8-m carriageway and 2-m sealed shoulders on either side of the road; and
• Provision of road markings and signage.
“The RDA is pleased with the signing of these three contracts, as it now marks the start of the long awaited rehabilitation works on this important road link, which leads to the copper-rich North-western Province” . Mr. Mumba said.
Mr. Mumba said that he was confident that the two contractors who had been given this onerous responsibility would perform according to RDA’S expectation.
“The RDA will not expect anything short of high quality works. The contractors are instructed to ensure that the project is delivered within the Intended Construction Period and to the prescribed standard. To our road users who have exercised maximum patience, we wish to reassure you of our commitment to deliver a better road network for North-western Province, in particular, and Zambia in general. We also wish to advise the road users to exercise caution on the road, as the rehabilitation works proceed”. Mr. Mumba said
Mr. Mumba also assured Government, and the general public that RDA was sensitive to the needs of the people of the Republic of Zambia, and was committed to providing a safer and efficient road network.
- Friday, 15 May 2015
- Bisenti Mkangaza
The rehabilitation of 51.1 km of the Lusaka - Chirundu Road from Makeni Turn-off to Turnpike has virtually been completed with overall progress of the project standing at 99 per cent. Only some ancillary and drainage works are outstanding.
The project officially ends on 19th June, 2015. RDA Project Manager for World Bank Funded Projects, Eng. Nicholas Mulenga confirmed the completion of the project which was split into two sections, Link 1 and Link 2. Eng. Mulenga said the project would be handed over to RDA by the contractor China Henan International Corporation after the completion of the ancillary works in the next few weeks.
He said the K247, 7 million World Bank funded project had employed 310 local people 24 of whom were female. The scope of work for the project included: rehabilitation of the existing pavement, construction of a New Jersey barrier, construction of four traffic circles, construction of drainage structures, provision of road markings, reflective studs and road signage. Works also included the construction of concrete pavements at the railway crossing In Kafue town and at the Weigh Bridge and permanent Police Post.
“The road has been divided with a median along the full length of link 1 to eliminate all right turn opportunities. There is a grassed median of 3.5m wide for 1.14 Km from Makeni turn-off to the first roundabout at Lamasat Shopping Centre followed by a New Jersey barrier of 0.8m height constructed for 9.69 Km from the first roundabout at Lamasat Shopping Centre to Chilanga Filling Station,” Eng. Mulenga said.
The traffic circles are strategically located at Lamasat Shopping Centre, Linda junction, Lilayi Turn-off and at Lafarge Cement respectively. Eng. Mulenga added that the RDA had plans to construct a 8 pedestrian bridges on this road in future.
Three weeks ago the contractor handed over 20.1km of the same road (Link 3) from Turnpike to the Escarpment section following a physical inspection by the RDA and Supervising Engineers, Grontmij A/S in Association with BICON Zambia Limited.
The rehabilitation of the road will ease the movement of people, goods and services on this critical road link which forms part of the T2 and conveys large volumes of traffic.