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ZEMA approves construction of US$40 million hospital in Lusaka West

• The specialized hospital will be constructed through the Zambia Medical Association Cooperative.
• Environmental Assessment Committee approved a total of 75 projects from the 87 considered projects.
• The total investment value for all considered projects is over K2 Billion.

Zambia Environmental Management Agency (ZEMA) has approved the proposed construction of a specialized hospital in Lusaka West at a cost of US$40 million, which is equivalent to K720 Million.
In a statement, Agency Acting Director General Maxwell Nkoya said the specialized hospital will be constructed through the Zambia Medical Association Cooperative.
Mr. Nkoya explained that Environmental Assessment Committee approved a total of 75 projects from the 87 considered projects during the second sitting for April 2023, and the total investment value for all considered projects is over K2 Billion.
“The Zambia Environmental Management Agency (ZEMA) has in accordance with the Environmental Management Act No. 12 of 2011 (“the EMA”) and the Environmental Protection and Pollution Control, Environmental Impact Assessment Regulations, Statutory Instrument No. 28 of 1997, approved the proposed construction of a multi-million-dollar specialized hospital in Lusaka West,” Mr. Nkoya revealed.
He said this is part of the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) process which assists to predict and mitigate possible negative environmental, health and social impacts that can result from implemented projects.
“The Agency remains committed to ensuring efficiency and effective service delivery by processing submitted project reports within the stipulated time frame as enshrined in the law and contribute to sustainable national development,” he added.
Mr. Nkoya commended Ministry of Green Economy and Environment for the support and guidance through this process.

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