Construction of works of a dry port at Chipata Railway Station will have to wait a little more time, after the initial tender documents that were advertised were rejected by the funders of the project.
Eastern Province Permanent Secretary, Chanda Kasolo confirmed to Breeze News, that the funders of the project objected the initial documents.
He says the whole process has now gone back to the drawing board to follow the requirements of European Union, European Investment Bank and the Bank France, who are funding the project.
Mr. Kasolo explained that the documents that were drafted and advertised had to be withdrawn, because the designs were out of scape.
Mr. Kasolo, however, has assured that officers are working hard to ensure that they come up with documents that are acceptable and meet the funders’ requirements.