The first-ever Built Environment Indaba has been held in Lusaka under the theme “Bridging the gap for inclusive growth”
The indaba which has been organized by Zambian-Built Environment players and stakeholders was opened by President Hakainde Hichilema who was represented by Infrastructure, Housing and Urban Development Minister Eng. Charles Milupi.
The President said government has made it very clear that all infrastructure projects must be procured at the correct price, without exaggeration or hidden kick-backs.
He added that all infrastructure projects must also be of high quality that meets prescribed international standards and delivered on time.
President Hichilema urged the indaba participants to ensure that they support government to deliver on the policy direction.
And Infrastructure, Housing and Urban Development Permanent Secretary, Eng. Danny Mfune speaking on behalf of Hon. Milupi said the construction industry has a major impact on the ability of the country to maintain a sustainable economic overall outlook.
He said it is therefore critical that all professional bodies in the construction sector collectively take necessary steps to protect their reputation. MIHUD/PR.