China’s Shanghai Construction Group is constructing the building which will replace the 100-seat building that was built during the colonial era and which has become small for parliament business.
The state-of-the-art parliament building is being constructed through a grant that was provided by the Chinese government.
Construction of the building was expected to be completed by March next year but is now due for completion in September of the same year following disruptions that were caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The building has a seat capacity of 650 compared to 100 for the current parliament building, and will also have extra facilities for conferencing, 12 committee rooms and adequate space for office staff and parking.
The new Parliament Building is a major infrastructure project that will also see the construction of a new city on Mt. Hampden.
The COVID-19 pandemic slowed down progress at the project which is now at 59 percent completion.