A high level Chinese business delegation that is in the country following up on memoranda of understanding (MOUs) signed with the Zimbabwean government in April this year, has reaffirmed the their commitment to fulfill the promised projects.
The Province of Anhui of China is rich in several investment portfolios that have the potential to unlock value in the Zimbabwean economy through value addition, job creation and sustainable use of economic resources.
With President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s delegation having visited the province during a state visit to the Asian country in April this year, a high level delegation from the province led by the Deputy Governor, Mr Zhou, has reciprocated the visit and has been in the country since Monday.
Accompanied by the Charge d’Affaires at the Chinese Embassy, Mr Zhao Baogang, Mr Zhou and some business executives from the province, paid a courtesy call on President Mnangagwa at his Munhumutapa offices where they reaffirmed their commitment to fulfill the promised projects and MOUs.
The province has expressed interest to invest in agriculture and processing, information technology, architecture as well as infrastructure, and during their visit, the delegation toured some projects in Mashonaland West Province.
“We will try our best to invest in agriculture to ensure food security. We will move together in that sector, while we will also cooperate in the area of manufacturing, energy especially solar energy as well as in tourism,” said Mr Zhou.
While the delegation has also met and held talks with the private sector and government ministries, its intention was to see what Zimbabwe has to offer and how the available opportunities can be fully utilised.