A traditional leader in Zambia’s Chongwe district in Lusaka Province on Wednesday said he had allowed a Chinese firm to resume construction of a road project after it was temporary halted.
The Chinese firm, Zhong Yang Eco-Agriculture Industry Park, will resume construction of the road project which was suspended due to safety concerns. The project is worth about 240,000 U.S. dollars.
Senior Chieftainess Nkomenshya Mukambo said the firm was to resume construction works after a meeting with stakeholders.
The Chinese firm had offered to construct the road as part of its social corporate responsibility meant to help the communities and construction works had reached 50 percent.
Pupils at the school living along the road were delighted and thankful to the Chinese investor, saying that, the road has provided them with a smooth passage to and from school.
Meanwhile, an administrative manager of Zhong Yang, Fredrick Sashi, disclosed that, the company decided to upgrade the road in order to help improve the mobility of vehicles and pedestrians in the farming community.
He observed that, the road has been impassable especially during the rainy season and that the firm embarked on the project as a gift to the community where it operates from and where most of its workforce resides.
He assured the local government and traditional leadership that, the company stood ready to lend a hand in developmental projects in the area, adding that the Zambia-China relationship is a practical and mutually beneficial relationship. Enditem.