The new Ntcheu Bus Depot currently under construction is set to open in June this year, according to Ntcheu District Council authorities.
The assurance comes as the construction works continue facing hiccups resulting in frequent extension of works on the site despite a new contractor exceeding last year’s December deadline.
A few months ago, one of the structures had its roof blown off by a heavy storm, a development seen as a setback in completing the construction works within schedule.
In August 2013, governments of Malawi and Germany co-financed the project to the cost of K265 million through Local Development Fund’s (LDF) urban window.
Records sourced at Ntcheu District Council office show that to date, two contractors have worked on the project since it started in February 2014.
The new contractor was told to demolish some already erected structures at the site due to their poor quality.
Speaking in an interview with Malawi News Agency on Thursday, Ntcheu District Council chief director of public works Clement Mtambo said he is sure that the new contractor would meet the June deadline as evidenced by the amount of works being undertaken at the site so far.—Malawi News Agency