Two days after signing a contract with a Contractor for the repair of the Chambeshi Bridge, TAZARA has now signed a Supervision Contract for the same works.
Hopkas Engineering Conultants Ltd of Lusaka has been mandated to provide supervisory services of the repair of the Chambeshi Railway Bridge on behalf of TAZARA.
Eng. Hopeson Kasumba, Director and Principal Engineer of Hopkas Engineering Cocultants Limited and Semwa Kaputa, Administrative Manager, signed the Supervisory Contract on behalf of Hopkas, while Engineer Bruno Changandu and Antonina Chisanga, CEO of TAZARA and Senior Legal Counsel, respectively, signed on behalf of TAZARA.
Hopkas is expected to supervise and direct the repair of the Chambeshi Bridge and shall be solely responsible for and have control over the construction means, methods, tequinques, sequences and procedure and for co-ordination of all portions of the work to be performed.
Hopkas is the same consultant engineer that had earlier been contracted to ascertain the integrity of the Chambeshi Railway Bridge when the Authority noticed that the performance of the bridge was in question.