On July 24, 2015, the UNICEF Malabo Primary School Project in Zambia undertaken by Camco Group’s subsidiary Camland Construction Ltd. successfully passed the acceptance check, and was handed over to the local government to be put into use. The Completion Ceremony was held in Malabo Primary School. Zambian Vice President Ms. Inonge Wina, Congressman Mr. Nathaniel Mubukwanu, Zambian Representative in UNICEF Mr. Hamid El Bashir, Camco Group’s Board Chairman Mr. Li Tie, senior officials from the Zambian government, international officials from UNICEF, officials from the Ministry of Education of Zambia, Zambian nongovernmental representatives, builders of Camland Construction Ltd., teachers of Malabo Primary School, and journalists attended the Completion Ceremony of Malabo Primary School.
The newly completed school is located in Mongu Town, Western Province, Zambia. It’s nearly 15km from the CBD of Mongu. This school covers primary education from the 1st grade to the 7th grade. Its enrolment is about 389 pupils. They mainly come from surrounding villages.
Local villagers held celebrations for the completion of Malabo Primary School.
Camco Group’s Board Chairman Mr. Li Tie made a speech at the Completion Ceremony of Malabo Primary School. He stressed the importance of education to a nation and a region’s development, saying he felt honored that Camland Construction Ltd. contracted to build Malabo Primary School and created a better environment for the local teachers and students, hoping the school’s completion could promote the local development in education.
Board Chairman Mr. Li Tie donated 200 pieces of clothes, stationery, as well as 10,000ZMW to the school on behalf of Camco Group.
Zambian Vice President Ms. Inonge Wina made a speech at the Completion Ceremony of Malabo Primary School, and presented Camland Construction Ltd. with a commendation for finishing the school’s construction with high quality and efficiency.
Zambian Vice President Ms. Inonge Wina shook hands with Camco Group’s Board Chairman Mr. Li Tie at the Completion Ceremony of Malabo Primary School.
Zambian Vice President Ms. Inonge Wina cut the ribbon for the Completion Ceremony of Malabo Primary School.
A group photo of Zambian Vice President Ms. Inonge Wina and Camco Group’s Board Chairman Mr. Li Tie with the school’s teachers and students
Scenes of constructing UNICEF Malabo Primary School Project in Zambia undertaken by Camland Construction Ltd.:
The transportation of materials: almost all materials were transported from Lusaka, the capital of Zambia. After being unloaded at Mongu Station, they were transported to the riverside by tractors, which took more than an hour each time.
Then the materials and equipment were carried by canoes to the project’s construction site.
There was no road, so the building materials could only be carried to the construction site by manpower or bullock carts.
Construction site: the whole school’s foundation weighs nearly one million tons. It took as long as 12 months to build the foundation. Considering the rainy season and other climatic conditions, some parts needed a second operation. This project was started in Sept. 2013 and finished in Feb. 2015. It took as many as 30,000 man-hours over about 17 months.