Construction of the Chipata Mchinji One Stop Border Post infrastructure has been completed.
The 8-point 5-million-dollar project which is being done with support from the Africa Development Bank, will improve trade between Zambia, Malawi and the region at large once commissioned.
Housing and Infrastructure Development Permanent Secretary DANNY MFUNE says government is implementing similar projects on other borders across the country.
Mr. MFUNE says President EDGAR LUNGU a few months ago commissioned a similar facility, the Kazungula one stop border post in Southern province.
He says the construction of one stop border facilities is key to opening Zambia as land linked.
Mr. MFUNE says the presence of the Chipata Mchinji one stop border will facilitate trade in the Nacala corridor.
He has expressed happiness with progress made towards the project stating that only a few minor touches are remaining before it is commissioned.
Mr. MFUNE adds that installation of ICT infrastructure on Zambia and Malawian sides are among those remaining.
He was speaking shortly after inspecting the facilitate in Eastern province with Road Development Agency -RDA- Chief Executive Officer GEOEGE MANYELE.
And SMEC international Acting team leader PETER KABALATA said the Chipata Mchinji one stop border post whose construction started in December 2018 has all major works completed and just awaiting inspection and testing of equipment installed.