The Zambian Road Development Agency (RDA) has announced that more than 2,500km of road in the 8,000km goal are under various stages of construction and the government will continue with the project in order to make more areas of the country accessible.
According to the Zambian Minister of Transport, Works, Supply and Communications Yamfwa Mukanga the project will help to stimulate further economic development in the country as a result of the improved road networks.
In a recent article posted by the Lusaka Times, Hon. Mukanga indicated that the government of Zambia recognizes the need to close the development gap between the rural and urban areas in the country and is committed to encouraging infrastructure developments to address this need.
“We shall not abandon a good project like the Link Zambia 8000,” he said.
The former Zambia President Michael Sata commissioned the road project in 2012 to begin upgrades to the Zambian road network in three phases to be carried out over a five-year period.