A delegation with officials from Ministry of Housing and Infrastructure of Republic of Zambia and City Hall of Lusaka was invited in Romania to receive the Pre-feasibility Study on Urban Development of Lusaka, study elaborated by Romanian private sector experts through a grant awarded by RoAid.
The Pre-feasibility Study showed that the major problem of Lusaka is the chaotic development of the city, without a proper urban development plan, including the lack of investment in infrastructure and development of the unplanned settlements (slums).
In the Zambian delegation took part Mr. Sampa Emmanuel Miles Bwalya – Mayor of Lusaka, Mr. Charles Mushota – Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Housing and Infrastructure Development, Mr. Nondo Kambinga – Government Officer within the Local Government, Mr. Chilembo Mabuchi, Director at the Ministry of Housing Development and Infrastructure and Mr. Chola Katai Mwila, representing the local private sector as development project implementation partner.
On Wednesday, October 10th, the Zambian delegation had a meeting with Mr. Dan Tudorache – Mayor of District 1 in Bucharest and discussed about various options that could be used to meet the current challenges of urban development.
In the second part of the day, the delegation met with Mr. Florian Bodog – Secretary of the Senate within the Public Health Committee, Mr. Ciprian Roșca Secretary of State within the Ministry of Regional Development, Public administration and European funds and Mr. Mircea Lupușoru Manager of Colțea Hospital.
On Thursday, October 11th, the delegation had meetings with Mr.Ion Câmpeanu Secretary of State within the Ministry of Environment and discussed about various approaches to conduct environmental impact analyses that are relevant for Lusaka and other cities in Zambia. The delegation also had a meeting with Mr. Laszlo Borbely – Head of the Department for Sustainable Development of the General Secretariat of the Government, where various aspects were addressed regarding the implementation of the 2030 Agenda and its Sustainable Development Objectives (SDGs).