Tanzania, Zambia, DR Congo to Build Bridge

By Hellen Nachilongo

Dar es Salaam — Tanzania, Zambia and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) are planning to construct a 700km bridge in an effort to boost trade relations among them.

DRC's Katanga Province governor Jean-Claude Kazembe said here yesterday that the bridge to be constructed at Kasenga on the border between Congo and Zambia will cost $85 million (about Sh190 billion on the prevailing exchange rate). Upon constructing the bridge it will easy to cross the Luapula River, which is a section of the River Congo.

The Congo River is Africa's second-longest river. The Luapula forms part of the border between Zambia and the DRC.

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