Chinese firm awarded contract to build water reticulation system in Zambia
Zambians have expressed happiness for the awarding of a contract to a Chinese firm, AVIC International to construct a water supply and sanitation system in Zambia's Western province.
The construction is expected to commence this month with a planned cost of over 41 million U.S. dollars.
Fred Mulozi, regional coordinator for Western Chamber of Commerce and Industry, said AVIC has proved its good workmanship in Zambia's construction sector.
"We are happy that government has awarded the construction of a water and sanitation supply system to AVIC International, the Chinese company has had a good number of projects in Zambia, this shows that the firm is able to deliver according to the expectation of the people," he said.
Mulozi said Chinese experts were building modern infrastructure that will stand a test of time, adding that Zambians should learn the technology being used in the construction industry.
Apart from the construction of a water and sanitation project, AVIC is also working on the road network in Mongu district in the province.
Noel Nayuma, a Mongu resident, said the construction of the project will improve the water reticulation system in the province.
"We have had water problems in most of the districts in the western province, the project will help to improve water supply system in the area," he said.
Nayuma said Zambians should take advantage of the Chinese experts to learn their technology which is being used in other countries to improve on infrastructure development. Enditem