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Rivungu canal construction kicks off



Construction of the 40 million United States dollars Shangombo-Rivungu canal in Shangombo district has kicked off.


The contractor from Clay Disposal, a South African Company

engaged to construct the canal is already on site.


The multi million dollar 3 year project will link Zambia to the port of Robito in Angola, and is expected to accelerate cross border trade between the two countries.


Sinjembela Member of Parliament Poniso Njeulu says the project will be officially flagged off by Zambian Communications and Transport Minister Yamfwa Mukanga and his Angolan counterpart.


Mr. Njeulu also says plans are underway to construct a 7 kilometer bridge across the canal.


He added that about 10 immigration and customs houses will also be

constructed together with some offices on the Zambian side.


Mr. Njeulu says about 300 local people will be employed at the



Meanwhile, a Shangombo resident has thanked the Patriotic Front

government for facilitating developmental projects in the


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