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Botswana, Zambia Lure Namibia into Kazungula Bridge Project

Namibia has been asked to partner with the Botswana, Zambia and Zimbabwe governments in the construction of the Kazungula Bridge.

The governments of Botswana and Zambia have agreed to allow Zimbabwe to join the Kazungula bridge project across the Zambezi River in phase two of the works and set up a one-stop border post at Kazungula in Southern Province.

Botswana’s President Mokgweetsi Masisi, who was in the country today, stressed the need to finalize the construction of the bridge before 2020.

President Masisi said this today after a private meeting with President Edgar Lungu at State House over the delayed construction of bridge.

And President Lungu, for his part, said the completion of the bridge would not only boost trade and commerce but further enhance economic activities and prospects of other land-linked countries.

In August 2007, the governments of Zambia and Botswana announced a deal to construct a bridge to replace the existing ferry.

Construction of the US$259.3 million project, which includes international border facilities in Zambia and Botswana, officially began on October 12, 2014 and was earmarked for completion by 2020.

Daewoo contractors of Korea had recently suspended construction works due to delayed funding.

The bridge is being financed by the Japan International Cooperation Agency and the African development bank.

7 Comments

  1. Cinyemba boy

    Yes thats our president

  2. Gessik

    The project is being financed by JICA & ADB get it right you critics

  3. Kings

    That Right, JICA And ADB Financing The Project Since The Pf Government Can Not Afford To Fund The Project Because It Has No Money And It Has Over Borrowed, Lol.

  4. Kings

    Thats Right, JICA And ADB Are Financing The Project Since The Pf Government Can Not Afford To Fund The Project Because It Has No Money And It Has Over Borrowed, Lol.

  5. Prince Mande

    That’s right, Namimbia and Zimbabwe need to partner with Botswana and Zambia because they will benefit from the bridge.

  6. Chris Simanga

    That’s wonderfull to hear that Namibia will be consulted to partner in the Bridge Construction across the Zambezi River between Botswana and Zambia .Namibia has the Impalila Island just a few metres from the Bridge and i think it will be a wise decission to extend the left wing of the Bridge to reach the Island and offer the residants of the island an excess to the bridge as well unlike now that they depend on river boats to reach the island. Namibians should applaude Botswana and Zambia for this gesture.Thanks a million.

  7. Philemon Nakedi

    This should have been a SADC project looking at the fact that SADC population is highest north of Zambezi,…. This should be a uniting project offering a huge market for both sides.

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