Zambia has embarked on ambitious road infrastructure development programmes – such as:
- Link Zambia 8000 (US$ 5.6 bn),
- Pave Zambia 2000 (US$ 307mn)
- Lusaka 400 (US$348mm) and other feeder roads
The Government of the Republic of Zambia has embarked on the expansion of its railway network to develop the surface transport sector. Zambia, being a landlocked country lies in the centre of the Southern African Region and to this effect heavily relies on her neighbours for vital routes to various import and export destinations. The Government is looking for investors to carry out feasibility studies and construct railway lines on a Build Operate and Transfer basis.
- Chingola to Jimbe (Border with Angolan) – The railway line involves linking the existing line in Chingola through Solwezi to the border town of Jimbe to enhance the transportation of freight and passenger traffic and other products using Lobito Bay port in Angola
- Extension of the Mchinji/Chipata Railway line to TAZARA – The railway line involves linking the Chipata–Mchinji line through Petauke District to the port of Nacala in Mozambique.
- TAZARA Nseluka – Mpulungu port – The railway lines involves linking Mpulungu Port to TAZARA line at Nseluka to facilitate the imports and exports from the Great Lakes region to the sea ports on the Indian Ocean
- Kafue – Zawi in Zimbabwe -The railway line will link Zambia Railway line to Ziwa Zimbabwe the way to the Beira Port as the shortest route to the port of Beira in Mozambique.
Main purpose – to transform Zambia from land locked to land linked so as to provide easy access to social and economic centres and connection to regional trade corridors.