Rehabilitation works on the 210 Km Chinsali-Nakonde road are progressing well with some sections of the road expected to be opened for traffic use in the third quarter of next year.
This development has cheered the Road Development Agency (RDA) Board of Directors following a tour conducted by Vice Board Chairman Eng. Yamfwa Mukanga and Board Member Dr. Mutaba Mwali on December 11, 2019.
Civil and Planning Group (CPG) Consulting Engineers, Senior Resident Engineer Chinsali-Nakonde road, Eng. Jonathan Marvin said the contractor moved on site for Lot 1 on April 15, 2019 and currently physical progress stood at more than 8 percent.
He said works were going on well and was optimistic that the project would be completed within the stipulated time frame.
“Up to now, the contractor started on this contract on April 15 this year, they are approximately 8 to 9 percent complete of the work and another 30 months to go which is August 2022, and we are confident we going to meet that figure,” he said.
RDA Vice Board Chairman Eng. Yamfwa Mukanga (far left) with Board Member Dr. Mutaba Mwali (second from left) interacting with Engineers working on the Chinsali-Nakonde road project.
Lot 1 from Chinsali-Isoka (103 Km) at a revised sum of K857, 207, 335. 29 is being worked on by China State Engineering Corporation and being supervised by CPG Consulting Engineers.
The scope of work mainly comprises the rehabilitation and widening of an existing bituminous surfaced road with only minor modifications of the alignment geometry, extension and construction of new drainage structures, Bridge repair and new pavement layers.
Lot 2 from Isoka-Nakonde (107 Km) has been awarded to China Railway Seventh Group Limited and is also being supervised by CPG Consulting Engineers.