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Kazungula district to get intercity bus station

THE German government, under the Capital Grant Scheme (CGS-KFW), has embarked on the construction of an intercity bus station in Kazungula district expected to cost over K4 million.
Kazungula council secretary Given Muleya said so far, the Germans had released K900,000 which had been used on consultancy services.
“The expected project cost is approximately K4,600,000 and the project is designed to have a life span of 30 years, and K968,086 was spent on consultancy, which was done by Rankin Engineering Limited” Mr Muleya said.
He said Kazungula District Council had already identified land for the construction of the bus station.
He said according to the contract after the 30 year life span, the council will evaluate whether to conduct extensive maintenance or have the bus station reconstructed.
Mr Muleya said the bus station would help increase the local authority’s revenue.
He said the construction of the bus station would result in the creation of employment for the local people.
Mr Muleya said intercity buses were using an area which was not conducive as it is unpaved and had no drainages.
“The bus operators rent offices which are used as ticket selling points as well as loading and off-loading bays. The transport operators do not have enough space to accommodate the needs of their customers,” he said.
Mr Muleya said the project would see the construction of the bus station and auxiliary facilities, which would include banks, police post and restaurants.