Japanese investors have shown interest in setting up an electronics gadget assembly plant shop in the country’s second largest city Bulawayo with over 500 jobs expected to be created by the firm.

The electronics gadget assembly plant for laptops, i-pads, tablets and cellphones is set to be established in Belmont area.

Zanu PF Bulawayo South National Assembly candidate and businessman, Cde Raj Modi revealed this before his departure for a five day working visit in Japan to seal the deal.

He said this is part of efforts by the government to bring Bulawayo industries back to life and ensure increased job creation as envisioned under the ruling party’s manifesto.

“This development will help us, first of all, to create jobs. Secondly, we will be able to export regionally and internationally. Once our finished product is done, then I’m sure we will be able to supply to other countries so that we will earn foreign currency,” said Cde Modi.

 While there is always concern of the lack of skills needed for such high tech institutions, Cde Modi revealed that all to be employed would undergo the requisite training so that they meet the demands of the jobs.

“We don’t really need skilled people, it’s the semi skilled that are needed. I have talked to them about the training issues. It’s not a long training, about two months training period and they are willing to come and train our people here,” he said.

 The electronics assembly plant will add to the growing list of factories and companies that have been commissioned of late as employment creation is enlisted as one of the main targets for the new dispensation.