Arab bank to construct Zambian road

Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- The Arab Bank for Economic Development in Africa (BADEA) is to construct a 90 km all-weather road across a flood plain in Zambia at the cost of more than 66 million US dollars.
The bank is undertaking the project in partnership with the government of Kuwait and the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC).
Works and Supply deputy minister Gilbert Mululu said the new road would be built across the Barotse Flood plain.
When complete it would provide the easiest possible access to areas next to the Angolan border, which are currently inaccessible except with all-terrain vehicles.
This is the first major project BADEA is undertaking in Zambia ever since its founding in 1973.
In 1998 Zambia received 400,000 US dollars from the bank for a feasibility study on the rehabilitation of water supply and sewerage systems for six towns.

24 august 2001 20:48:00

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