road construction in livingstoneTHE construction or upgrading of infrastructure in Livingstone has continued even after the co-hosting of the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) General Assembly in August this year.

While several projects were completed before the UNWTO conference, other works are still being undertaken in the city.

For instance, more roads have been upgraded and are still being upgraded in the city in addition to selected township roads which were repaired prior to the co-hosting of the global tourism event.

One such new road currently being upgraded in Livingstone is Lenda Street in Dambwa North.

Other new roads are Nkumbi, Kapondo, Zambezi-Chimwemwe, Mutelo and a road that passes through the Zambia Air force (ZAF) office in Livingstone.

Maramba road is another one that has been worked on.

Livingstone City Council public relations manager Emmanuel Sikanyika said Inyatsi Roads Zambia had been given about six kilometres of extra roads on top of what the firm had already upgraded prior to the UNWTO conference.

Mr Sikanyika said all new roads would be upgraded as part of the council’s additional submission to the Road Development Agency.

The roads which were upgraded prior to the UNWTO conference are Mosi-oa-tunya, Botswana, Balewa Sambona, Ghandi, Obote, Nehru and Mukuni, among many others.

Further, the roads within and around Livingstone General Hospital as well as the Main Post Office car par were also upgraded.

Mr Sikanyika said the additional projects were not related to the hosting of the UNWTO conference, adding the council would not leave any stone unturned in terms of improving the city even after global tourism conference.

Away from the roads sector, contractors are still building the ultramodern Town Centre market and the international bus terminus in Livingstone.

The two major legacy projects, which started before the UNWTO General Assembly, are almost complete as more than 80 per cent of the works have already been done.

From : Allafrica.com

By Brian Hatyoka and Andrew Phiri

6 November 2013