The University of Zambia and China Urban Construction Design and Research Institute (CUCD) on 23 December 2012, signed a contract for the construction of the Confucius Institute at University of Zambia.

The minutes and the Design Contract were signed by Mrs Sherry Mary-Anne Thole (UNZA Council Chairperson) on behalf of University of Zambia and Mr Du Jianxia (CUCD Vice President) signed for and on behalf of the China Urban Construction Design and Research Institute. The signing ceremony was held at the office premises of CUCD in Beijing-China. The University of Zambia Vice-Chancellor, Registrar, Directors of Confucius Institute in Zambia, the CUCP Advisor and Senior Engineers witnessed the signing of the  Contract.   

Pursuant to the signing of the Design Contract, CUCD through the Peoples’ Republic of China, will undertake to procure the services of a Chinese Construction Firm to come and construct the Confucius Institute at the University. CUCD indicated that the construction firm would move on site at the earliest in late March or early April 2013.