President Dr. Lazarus Chakwera has expressed his government’s intent to develop the country’s cities through the construction of transformative pieces of infrastructure.

He was speaking Wednesday in Lilongwe when he appreciated progress on the construction of the K4.9 billion Area 18 Interchange project.

The President said he was delighted with the progress registered on its construction and that the facility will be ready for commissioning in two weeks time.

Construction of the interchange comes with a number of supporting projects including construction of a dual carriageway from Kanengo to Crossroads, with a $30 million funding from the Chinese government.

The other is a dual carriageway from Crossroads to Lilongwe CCAP via old Town.

The K30 billion project is being financed using a grant from the Japanese government.

The Area 18 Interchange project is part of an initiative to upgrade the Area 49 – Area 18 -Parliament Round about road to a dual carriage way, which will cost about
K6.7 billion.

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