Chipata district will have a second modern shopping mall with construction works expected to start this year.
Giving a presentation on the new development at the DDCC District Development Coordinating Committee meeting, Director of Planning, Namenda Kaonga said that works are due to begin in July.
Mr. Kaonga says that the shopping mall will be constructed at a 150 by 80 meter plot in Moth area at a cost of 29.8 million Kwacha.
He says that the double story building will be constructed by a Chinese Company called Zhengtai, and a Zambian firm called LT & Associates.
Mr Kaonga says that the first floor will be reserved for stores while the top floor will be for offices.
He says that some companies have already expressed interest to operate from the shopping mall, which is also expected to provide entertainment alternatives like a cinema hall.
The project is expected to be competed after two years.