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President Hichilema Celebrates Completion of Chingola-Kasumbalesa Road Rehabilitation 

President Hakainde Hichilema officially commissioned the rehabilitated Chingola-Kasumbalesa Road under the Public-Private Partnership (PPP) model. 

This marks the first completion of a road project under this financing framework, signaling a significant step forward in Zambia’s infrastructure development strategy.

President Hichilema highlighted the unique aspect of this project, emphasizing that it was financed entirely by private sector funds, thereby safeguarding the national treasury. 

The successful completion of the Chingola-Kasumbalesa Road sets a precedent for future infrastructure projects across the country, including the ambitious Ndola-Lusaka dual carriage way.

The economic impact of the rehabilitated road is substantial, as it resolves travel delays and associated costs to and from the Kasumbalesa Border, facilitating smoother trade and commerce. 

Notably, the project was completed at a significantly lower cost than initially estimated by the previous government, demonstrating efficient resource utilization without compromising quality or timelines.

President Hichilema extended appreciation to the contractor, Turbo Ka-chin Consortium, for their timely delivery of the project. 

He urged citizens to protect this vital infrastructure against vandalism, emphasizing the government’s commitment to transforming Zambia into a land-linked country.

In his concluding remarks, President Hichilema reaffirmed the government’s determination to prioritize infrastructure development as a cornerstone of national progress. The successful completion of the Chingola-Kasumbalesa Road marks a significant step forward in this endeavor, underscoring Zambia’s commitment to fostering economic growth and connectivity.

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