NCC anticipates growth of construction sector

The National Council for Construction (NCC) says the construction sector is expected to record massive growth due to the increase in capital projects initiated under the Constituency Development Funds (CDF).

National Construction Council Board Chairperson Vatalis Mooya has observed that most of the constituencies across the country have allocated huge sums of money towards construction projects.

Mr Mooya, who is on a tour of the Eastern Province, said this when he inspected Mambwe district hospital whose construction work has reached 90 percent. 

Mr Mooya noted that the government attaches great importance to the construction sector as it plays a critical role in delivering quality infrastructure.

He said the completion of the hospital was in line with the government’s policy of providing health service closer to the people.

“It is the government’s desire to ensure that health service is provided within the vicinity.  This facility will ease the burden of people in this area who go to far flung areas to access health care,” he said.

And speaking earlier NCC Executive Director Enerst Nshindano called on small and medium scale contractors to ensure they take up construction studies.

Mr Nshindano said it was important for contractors to increase their knowledge base on construction for them to be effective.

He stated that the board was working tirelessly to provide an avenue through NCC to build capacity for local contractors.

Meanwhile, the constructor constructing the hospital is optimistic that the project will be completed next month.

NMS site Engineer Mubanga Mwimba said that most of the major works have been done.