We continue to represent clients in some of the major infrastructure projects in Zambia and have considerable experience in the sector.
Our credentials include involvement in some of the most high-profile projects and infrastructure deals to have been undertaken in Zambia.
Experience has included advising:
- China Development Bank on the funding of defense force barracks
- China Development Bank on the tarring of 406 km Kitwe and Kalulushi urban roads projects
- The Export-Import Bank of China on the funding of the Kenneth Kaunda International Airport expansion project in Lusaka
- The Export-Import Bank of China on the funding of the upgrading of the Mbala-Nakonde road project
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DLA Piper has advised Investec Bank Limited in relation to the USD22.5 million export credit financing provided to Ghana Infrastructure Company Ltd (GIC), which was used to fund the construction of storm drainage along the Lamashiegu, Nalung-Bulpela and Tamale roads and the rehabilitation and reconstruction of certain roads within the Ashanti region in central Ghana.