Motorists in Zambia’s Chingola town in the Copperbelt Province on Wednesday hailed the upgrading of selected urban roads by a Chinese firm.

About 67 km stretch of road was allocated for rehabilitation whose contract was awarded to Avic International in 2016.

The consistent works by Avic has stirred happiness among the community in the town.

Noel Phiri, a motorist of Chingola said the face of the mining town has changed for the better, following the rehabilitation of the roads.

“Most roads here in Chingola were in a dilapidated state which resulted in high cost of vehicle maintenance, but with the good road network, we now will have reduced maintenance costs on our cars,” he said.

Phiri said Chinese nationals should be supported as they are a committed people and were executing their duty effectively and diligently.

He said the Zambian government allocating the roads contract to the Chinese should also motivate Zambians to learn skills in the construction industry.

Jack Malunga, another motorist, expressed happiness that he is able to access most townships because the roads have been rehabilitated.

Chingola Member of Parliament Matthew Nkhuwa said the government is committed to uplifting the living standards of the people in the mining town. Enditem

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