Zambian RDA Optimistic Over Great East Road Works


THE Road Development Agency (RDA) is optimistic that the ongoing overhaul of the Great East Road will bring economic benefits to the country.

RDA senior public relations manager Loyce Saili said this after touring the Great East Road works from Luangwa Bridge to Nyimba, whose progress currently stands at 40 per cent.

The Great East Road is being rehabilitated from Luangwa Bridge to Mwami border by two contractors on a stretch of about 360 kilometres demarcated into four sections at different costs funded by the Government, European Union, African Development Bank and EIB.

Mota-Engil is working on the first section from Luangwa Bridge to Nyimba covering about 98 kilometers at a cost of 37.1 million euros.