Updated on : 19-10-2016
Zambia and Botswana sign OSBP contract
Zambia and Botswana have signed a contract with Anhui Foreign Economic Construction Group Company Limited of China (AFECC) for the construction of One Stop Border Post (OSBP) facilities at Kazungula Border on the Zambian side at a cost of more than K263 million.
The contract valued at K263, 670, 419.98, which is funded through a loan from the African Development Bank (AfDB), forms package three of the Main Kazungula Bridge Construction Project which is expected to be completed in December 2018.
Package three of Kazungula Bridge consists of 10 main buildings, 800 metres of circulation roads, parking areas and 2.4 kilometres of the main bridge road.
Road Development Agency (RDA) Director and Chief Executive Officer Kanyuka Mumba signed for Zambia.
Kazungula Bridge Project Manager Pius Seone, who represented Botswana’s Ministry of Transport and Communication Deputy Permanent Secretary Isaac Moepeng, signed for Botswana while AFECC deputy Director Shen Fengmei signed on behalf of the contractor in Livingstone yesterday.
The Governments of the Republic of Zambia and Botswana are jointly implementing the US$ 161, 961, 304.84 Kazungula Bridge project while Daewoo Engineering and Construction Company Limited of South Korea is the contractor for the Bridge project.
Speaking in Livingstone yesterday after the signing ceremony, Mr Mumba said the construction of the OSBP facilities on the Zambian side was expected to be completed in 30 months from the commencement date.
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