Govt to save K9.5 Billion

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..... From rescoping of 31 road projects across the country

Government says it will save about K9.5 billion from rescoping of 31 road projects across the country.

Government also says it has ordered the road contractor Avic International to redo the poorly done road projects in Lusaka at no cost.

Minister of Housing and Infrastructure Development Hon Vincent Mwale says the projects were initially supposed to cost the government about K16 billion.

He said the 31 road projects have undergone down scaling.

“Government has faced some challenges in the implementation of road infrastructure projects. This is mainly as a result of consequences of limitations in the mobilization of local resources. Government has decided to restructure the implementation of some of the major road projects. I wish to inform the nation that with this strategy, government expects works on all stalled projects across the country to resume soon,” said Hon Mwale.

The Minister also emphasized that Avic International will redo the poorly done road projects in Lusaka at no cost as this is within the defect liability period.

“We saw a lot of defects and deformation and people indeed complained and we have ordered Avix to go back to site and redo these roads. They are not doing it at any extra cost because is is within the defect liability period,” he added.

Video courtesy of ZNBC

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