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ZAMBIA NEWS Kabwata Mall opens its doors By Heinrich Malan On 25 March 2020 the doors to the Shoprite Kabwata officially opened. It is one of the most challenging projects Time Projects has completed because of land issues, devaluation of the Kwacha and informal traders on the adjoining site. In addition, the mall also opened during the heat of the Covid-19 pandemic which brought the whole world to a standstill. It is in situations like these that we have to focus on the positives in life as the negative in media and social media can influence our decisions. After securing the Kabwata land in 2013 and an infinite battle to purchase another 1 500m² to gain access into the plot, the site was officially handed over to the main contractor, Zhengtai, on 26 September 2018. They have had their hands full during construction, working in a very densely populated area, dealing with the Kabwata Clinic, Kabwata Police station, marketeers and residents of the area. They pulled it off and today the community is benefiting from an A-grade retail experience at their doorstep. Our Time Projects family and Shoprite proved that giving up is not an option. We bring together plans with courage during challenging times and always aim to find the best solution for all parties. We feel highly satisfied with our achievement at Kabwata and soon the following shops will open their doors: Hungry Lion, Charisa Beauty, Milestone Pharmacy, Goat and Chips and ABSA. We are thankful for the dedicated team that worked with Time Projects as development and project managers. The team comprises: Architect: Civil and structural engineers: Quantity surveyors: Electrical engineers: Traffic engineer: Environmental specialist: Prism Civilstruts MLC and KV Siwale and Associates RM Consulting Brictech DH Engineering ISSUE 42 - JUNE 2020 3