FRANCIS LUNGU, CHISHALA MUSONDA, Livingstone
GOVERNMENT has finished building the ultra-modern Livingstone Town Centre Market and International Bus Terminus in readiness for commissioning by President Edgar Lungu . The two modern pieces of infrastructure, whose works started simultaneously in 2012, have added beauty to the country’s tourist capital. The facilities are expected to ease trade and increase efficiency of transporters and the traveling public respectively.
The trading place, formally referred to as Zimbabwe Market, has 450 stands, 19 shops and a number of office space. Water and electricity supply has already been connected to the massive trading structure. For the Livingstone International Bus Terminus, all the high-tech connectivity has been installed for travellers to buy their tickets online, a development which is the first of its kind for the Zambian bus travelers. The two facilities will be managed by the Livingstone Market and Bus Station Management Company Limited, a subsidiary of the National Pension Scheme Authority (NAPSA), which funded the projects. Inspecting the works at the two facilities, Ministry of Defence Permanent Secretary Felix Phiri said the projects are among programmes President Lungu tasked the ministry to undertake in Southern Province. Dr Phiri said Government has strategically positioned the Ministry of Defence to do capital projects countrywide in line with the robust infrastructure roll-out. He said the defence wings have the capacity to undertake massive projects as they now have advanced machinery. “We are satisfied that the projects are done and we will signal our superiors that the facilities are ready for commissioning. “The Livingstone International Bus Terminus is CLICK TO READ MORE