The World Bank has provided a $75m (about K349.1bn) loan to Zambia for road rehabilitation.

Money will be used to build 50km of the Lusaka-Chirundu Road, a key link and trade road to Southern Africa.

The loan will also be used to build the Mufuchani Bridge across the Kafue River in Kitwe and two weighbridges in the Eastern and Copperbelt provinces and will also be used to prevent overloading on other bridges.

The programme is expected to improve Zambia’s connectivity through the North-South corridor and support the agriculture sector.