The Chinese investor taking over operations of the closed Albidon Nickel mine in Mazabuka has pledged to resume full scale operations following the successful completion of negotiations with the Zambian government.
Jinxhuan General Manager, Xining Xin told Mazabuka District Commissioner, Tyson Hamaamba when he paid a courtesy him that, his company was in hurry to resume operations.
Mr Xin said full scale operations will resume once a workplan submitted to the mine board of directors has been approved.
He said under the plan, management seeks to bring in modern equipment, Chinese technical staff,more funding for re-investment to the mine and recruitment of local people through job opportunities.
Mr Xin said all expartriate technical staff would go back to Chinese after local people have been trained on how to operate and maintain the modern mine equipment.
He said the management will also continue with the resettlement programme of people who were displaced as a result of the openning of the mine.
Mr Xin said Jinxhaun will build a school, clinic and help the community in boosting agriculture activities for the local community as earlier agreed between the previous management of Albidon.
He further told the DC, his administration would like to promote a good working relationship with community to foster industrial harmony.
And District Commissioner, Tyson Hamaamba said the people of Mazabuka are happy with the government for working hard to find an investor to run the closed mine.
Mr Hamaamba said the re-opening of the mine will create job opportunities and add value to the economical status of the district.
He said the people are particularly impressed with President Rupiah Banda for wooing Chinese investors to take over the running of the mine.
He however advised the mine management always keep his office informed on any developments whether good or bad.