UK investors interested in putting up an international airport in Eastern Province.

Government is engaging a group of companies from the United Kingdom to put up an international airport in Eastern Province.
Permanent Secretary Chanda Kasolo says that the companies are expected to inject 150 million pounds in the project.
He explained that he would be going round to check on the existence of an airstrip in Petauke District to determine if it could be an alternative for the construction of a big international airport.
Mr. Kasolo explained that the same group of companies had shown interest to improve airports in Mansa and Samfya districts and an airstrip in Kawambwa district.
Meanwhile Mr. Kasolo has disclosed that South African developers are expected in the country in two weeks’ time to check on David Kaunda Stadium.
He says that the developers are looking at possibilities of constructing a hotel as well as improving sports facilities at the stadium and sports complex, which house basketball and tennis courts.
The permanent secretary explained that government is willing to work with these investors because they want the sports facilities to run as a business in the region.
And Mr. Kasolo says that Chipata needs a bigger shopping mall to meet international standards.

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