President Lungu commissions Longacres Fly-over bridge
Written by admin on April 30, 2021
President Edgar Lungu this afternoon commissioned the Longacres flyover bridge in Lusaka which is part of the Lusaka decongestion project funded by the Indian Government.
At 98 percent completion, the bridge is the fourth to be constructed under the project being executed by AFCONS International, an Indian firm at a cost of $389 million. The project is co-financed by the Zambian Government at 15 percent and Exim Bank of India at 85 percent. On commissioning the bridge, President Lungu urged motorists to observe traffic rules and avoid over speeding on the newly worked on roads to prevent any unnecessary accidents.
President Lungu commended local engineers for executing their work diligently on the 36-month project and also hailed the Indian government for supporting the Zambian government’s infrastructure development agenda through the speedy execution of the Lusaka Decongestion Project.
The President also reiterated his government’s commitment to investing in infrastructure development as stipulated in the Patriotic Front’s newly launched 2021-2026 Manifesto.
Speaking at the same event, Local Government Minister, Dr. Charles Banda said the Lusaka decongestion project has reduced congestion in the capital city while the Indian High Commissioner to Zambia, Ngulkham Jathom Gangte pledged his country’s commitment to supporting infrastructure development in Zambia.