A bridge that connects Zambia to Botswana will cost $234. The bridge will link Kazungula, Zambia to Kasane, Botswana, and it will have a length of 923 meters and a width of 18.5 meters. The construction of the bridge is expected to end by the start of January 2018. The project will be bedrock to the economic growth within the two countries once the construction is done.
The bridge will enhance quick movement of goods and services between the two countries. The bridge will also do away with the long periods of time that both international and local trucks take when crossing the border. The project will not only increase trade between Zambia and Botswana, but it will also attract investment interest from the Southern African Development Community (SADC) countries like Malawi, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Democratic Republic of Congo, and Mozambique.
The facility will have one-stop border facilities where Zambia and Botswana Immigration and Customs authorities will exercise control over the same roof on both sides of the border. The facility will also feature a permanent rail line and walk away for pedestrians who will be crossing between the two countries daily around the nearby border towns and settlements. Daewoo Construction and Engineering of South Korea is responsible for the construction. The project started in 2004 and is expected to be handed over to the government in March 2019.