cde  webster shamu 09-12-10 ed.jpgChina’s ambassador to Zimbabwe, Mr. Xin Shunkang, has described the launch of the high definition Screen Project along Harare’s First Street as reflecting the wonderful cooperation between his country and Zimbabwe.


The big high-definition screen at the corner of First Street and George Silundika Avenue was donated by Xinhua News Agency to the Ministry of Media, Information and Publicity.


In an interview with ZBC News, Ambassador Shunkang said the big screen will enable Zimbabweans to learn more about China, while Chinese nationals resident in Zimbabwe will also learn more about this country, adding that plans are underway to install more such screens in other centres including at the Harare International Airport.

“It shows a wonderful cooperation between Zimbabwe and China. There are three more big screens to be installed, including at the Harare International Airport,” said Ambassador Shunkang.  


Present at the launch was the Minister of Media, Information and Publicity, Cde Webster Shamhu, who hailed the donation saying, it will improve people’s access to information.


Transmedia’s Chief Executive Officer, Florence Sigudu Matambo, said some of the programmes shown will include those currently showing on ZBC-TV.

She added: “The screen is not affected by weather and will showcase national events.”

The 4X3 metre high definition screen valued at US$110 thousand was initially donated by Xinhua News Agency to the Ministry of Defence, who in turn donated it to the Ministry of Media, Information and Publicity.

The screen will also showcase national events, soccer matches and corporate companies could grab the opportunity to advertise on the screen.

It will initially operate for 12 hours, but plans to make it a 24-hour broadcast are underway.