During the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) in Beijing, September 2018, H.E. Edgar Chagwa Lungu, President of the Republic of Zambia witnessed the signing ceremony of the Lusaka Mass Transit Railway Project. This was signed between Hon.Eng. Brian Mushimba MP, Minister of Transport and Communications and Mr Yuan Jun, President of NORINCO Int.
The Lusaka Mass Transit Railway Project is a Project aimed at decongesting the Capital City of Zambia through providing an efficient and reliable means of transportation. It is also an important asset that will play a vital role during the Africa Union (AU) Heads of State Summit to be held in 2022 in the Capital City, Lusaka. The Project is in line with the Country’s 7th National Development Plan.
With our expertise, Hadassah Hart Consultants (HHC) has played a key role in the implementation of this project that has seen our clients NORINCO Int. complete a Feasibility Study report at no cost to the Government of Zambia. HHC conceptualized the Project, refined it and pitched it to the Government of Zambia through the Ministry of Transport and Communications (MTC). When MTC bought the idea, HHC then engaged NORINCO Int. who were more than happy to partner on this monumental project. As consultants, we pride ourselves of having developed a home grown project model that is bottom-up, inclusive and consultative from inception to conceptualization. Our focus is on projects of any scale that significantly contribute to job creation through the ‘Trickle Down Effect’.
Since the project was introduced to the Ministry of Transport and Communications in 2015, various Government Institutions and Stake Holders have been engaged and consulted on the feasibility of the project. These include;
– Ministry of Housing and Infrastructure Development
– Ministry of Finance
– Ministry of Local Government
– Ministry of Lands, Natural Resources and Environmental Protection
– Ministry of Planning and National Development
– Ministry of Mines – Geological Survey
– Lusaka City Council
– Road Development Agency
– Road Transport and Safety Agency
– Zambia Electricity Supply Company
– Zambia Railways Limited
– Lusaka Water and Sewerage Company
– Central Statistics Office
– Zambia Environmental Management Agency
15 Government Ministries and Institutions reviewed the Feasibility Report that was done by NORINCO Int. to their satisfaction. HHC facilitated the signing ceremony as well as all meetings with various Government institutions over the years leading up to this moment.
We look forward to the start and completion of the construction of this National Asset.