The implementation of the mega deals signed between Zimbabwe and China during President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s state visit is underway while the Kunzvi dam construction project is expected to see the light of day through part of the US$60 billion funding under the Forum for China Africa Cooperation (FOCAC).
In an interview with ZBC News, Zimbabwe’s ambassador to China Mr Paul Chikava said the various deals which included the Hwange 7 and 8 energy project, Robert Mugabe International Airport extension, the new parliament and the tourism project in Victoria Falls are now under implementation at various stages.
Eleven months following President Mnangagwa’s inaugural foreign visit as head of state where several mega deals were signed between the Zimbabwe and China, a lot of ground has been covered towards their implementation.
“The only project that has remained outstanding is the Kunzvi dam construction which is expected to materialise under the part of the US$60 billion funding under the FOCAC held in China last year,” said Ambassador Chikawa.
He explained that the Asian economic giant is now looking at partnering Zimbabwe in the establishment of a regional hub in sectors that Zimbabwe has the resources such as agriculture, platinum and other resources.
Through the elevation of Sino Zimbabwe ties to comprehensive strategic partnership, Zimbabwe has the potential to reach out and be competitive on the lucrative global markets.
China-Zimbabwe ties have come a long way from the fight for self-determination and independence, land reform challenges, United Nations solidarity and in the new Zimbabwe the fight for economic revival and Vision 2030.