Government has awarded an Italian contracting company called Flattery rocky to construct the 67killometers pedicle road in luapula province which passes through the democratic republic of Congo at a cost of 313 billion kwacha.
newly appointed Luapula deputy minister Davies mwila has disclosed that the contract will run for a 24 month period hence it is expected to finish in 2013.
Mr Mwila has further disclosed that the road development agency (RDA) will soon advertise and put up a tender for the mansa-luwingu road construction before the end of the year to help open up the province.
He says constructing the pedicle and the luwingu-mansa road will help open up the province and help improve its economy through adequate trade in various sectors such as agriculture, tourism, mining and other sectors.
Mr Mwila has stated that the upgrading of the pedicle road as been long time coming and this has led to the creation of anxiety amongst the luapula people who have been unable to transport their goods to the right market.