Housing and Infrastructure Development Minister Ronald Chitotela says the delayed commissioning of works on the Kitwe-Chingola Dual Carriage Way on the Copperbelt is due to the new valuation order issued to the contractor.
Mr Chitotela said Sino Hydro, the contractor engaged by Government to refurbish the road, was initially given a project to construct one lane.
He said authorities later realized that there is need to also upgrade the old lane, thereby issuing a new valuation order to the contractor.
The Minister disclosed that the dual carriage way will be commissioned in October this year.
He said Government wants to ensure value for money when the project is handed over.
Mr Chitotela also said works on the dual carriage way are currently above eighty percent.