Inyatsi Construction secures Southern African contracts worth R1.3bn
Inyatsi Construction Group has been awarded road and sewerage construction contracts in Southern Africa worth in excess of R1.3-billion, the company said on Monday.
Inyatsi Roads Zambia was recently awarded a R82.75-million contract to upgrade and build the Chikankata road and a R1.2-billion contract to build the Ndola–Mufulira road, in Zambia.
The two contracts formed part of the Link Zambia 8000 Road Project and the Accelerated National Roads Construction Programme, which were aimed at developing an efficient road network and international highways linking Zambia to South Africa, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Malawi, Tanzania, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Namibia.
The group said its Zambian business had completed various roads projects in the country over the past few years.
“Zambia is the second-largest copper producer in Africa and relies on its road network to ship the copper to buyers through its eight neighbouring countries. The Link Zambia 8000 Project is expected to make Zambia a transportation hub for Southern Africa because it is located in the centre of Southern Africa.
“With so much traffic passing through the country on the new roads, economic growth will be encouraged, which will, in turn, benefit the communities in these areas,” chairperson Frans Pienaar said in a statement.