The Road Development Agency (RDA) has signed 22 sub-contracts with local contractors that will execute works on the Petauke-Chilongozi road in Eastern Province.
The Petauke-Chilongozi road project is divided into two Lots namely: Lot 1 from Petauke- Sandwe Gate which is a 118 KM stretch and the main Contractor is China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation.
RDA Director Communications and Corporate Affairs Masuzyo Ndhlovu said the contract sum for Lot 1 is K 289, 773, 984. 32 and 20 per cent of the contract sum is K57, 954, 796. 86.
Mr. Ndhlovu said this in Petauke yesterday during the launch of the 20 per cent subcontracting for the Petauke-Chilongozi road at Eriboma Lodge in Petauke District.
Lot 2 is from Sandwe Gate – Msoro- Mambwe and the Main Contractor is China Railway Seventh Group Zambia Limited.
Mr. Ndhlovu said the contract sum for Lot 2 is K 284, 233, 809. 24 with K 56, 846, 761. 85 being the 20 per cent threshold for sub-contracting.
Mr. Ndhlovu said that all Zambian registered road contractors were free to apply for participation in the 20 per cent sub-contracting process.
“The RDA is a public institution which is open to all construction firms that are registered with the National Council for Construction (NCC). The Agency, therefore, wishes to inform members of the public that RDA does not engage or require sub-contractors to operate through agents or third parties at any stage of the sub-contracting process,” he said.
He said RDA would not be held liable for any direct, indirect, special, incidental, or consequential damages arising as a result of any individual or sub-contractor dealing with such agents.