By NATION REPORTER
A TEAM of engineers from Luabala province in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) are in North Western province to carry out inspections of proposed routes to construct a road to connect the two regions.
The team, led by Luabala manager in charge of studies for road and airport, Eric Ngilo arrived in Solwezi yesterday and paid a courtesy call on provincial permanent secretary Ephraim Mateyo.
Mr Mateyo later outlined the scope of inspection in collaboration with the local Zambian engineers.
He said the joint team of engineers is scheduled to inspect Kambimba border post in Mwinilunga’s Kakoma chiefdom and Kalengelenge in Kalumbila district respectively.
He disclosed that Kambimba border in Mwinilunga route is about 266 kilometres away while Kalengelenge in Kalumbila is 140 kilometres from Solwezi, the provincial capital for North Western province.
He said the team of engineers from North Western province will equally travel to Luabala province at a later time to inspect the route from the Congolese side.
The visit of the Congolese engineers follows the signing of the bilateral cooperation framework for the proposed connectivity road project between the two regions.
Early this year, North Western province minister Nathaniel Mubukwanu and his Luabala counterpart in DRC signed on behalf of their respective provinces.
The two parties have agreed to construct a road from Kolwezi to Solwezi to connect the two provinces.