Industry and Commerce Minister Dr Mike Bimha

The Minister of Industry and Commerce Dr Mike Bimha says the value addition aspect of the country’s industrial strategy is set to be high on the agenda as the country meets in a global platform with possible investors at the International Economic Forum (IEF) in Russia.

Cde Bimha said agro-processing, steel and glass manufacturing are some of the areas that his ministry is pushing for at the forum with a view of securing partners for retooling.

He said in line with the ZIM ASSET vision and President Mugabe’s 10 Point Plan for Economic Growth, he is hopeful the country will benefit from the forum.

Minister Bimha added that the visit is also expected to lay the ground work for the Zimbabwe-Russia economic engagement set for later this year.

The Zimbabwe-Russia business relations are set to continue to increase given the platinum investment that Russia has in Zimbabwe.

The country is on an aggressive drive to lure investors as a strategy to burst sanctions that were imposed on Zimbabwe by Britain and its allies.