The 9th Infrastructure Investment and Construction Forum has been opened with key note accolades on the phenomenon role that Infrastructure Development play in economic development of any nation.
Speaking when She delivered her keynote speech at the official opening of the 9th IIICF, Peoples Republic of China Vice Minister of Commerce Mrs Goa Yan said this great initiative is already being actualised by many developing countries across
“This has translated from ideas into action and practice.” Key infrastructural development promotes trade, commerce and people-to-people connectivity, she said.
She said Connecting different civilisations is a new driver for economic growth and a shared future prosperity for mankind.
The Minister urged nations that are lagging behind in Infrastructural development to quickly invest and secure the future for the generations to come.
“We as leaders of today should be able to investment in Infrastructure development for economic development and as *Legacy projects* for generations to come” she emphasised.
Furthermore, Mrs Yan called on Countries across the continent to foster international trade as it also is a component to grow the economy.
Madam Gao gave her assurance to nations of her countries continued support in training and delivering of quality and long lasting Infrastructures in countries were Chinese companies have been engaged
“China will continue assisting various countries in playing a great role in the Infrastructure, Road, Transport development
“As a Country we will ensure we continue enhancing information sharing, coordinating policies and proposals, supporting projects, encouraging businesses and building platforms for exchanges” she said
The Vice Minister said she is very delighted and thankful that the 9th CIIF has brought over 1500 delegates together who are willing and are already into infrastructure development to share ideas on Infrastructure, Investment and Construction.
And Speaking during Forum Sideline Business Meeting when he met the China Habour Chairman Mr Li Yichong, Hon. Chitotela thanked China habour for the commitment, Dedication and cooperation they have exibited in implementing the projects they are under taking in Zambia.
He said the Zambian government under the leadership of President Edgar Chagwa Lungu places great importance on the Infrastructural development of Zambia from Road-Aviation-Transport and Public buildings Infrastructure.
The Minister Stated that as Patriotic Front government under the leadership of President Edgar Chagwa Lungu they remain determined to strengthen the coorperation between the Republic of Zambia and the People’s Republic of China that trails back to the time of First Republican President Dr kenneth David Kaunda.
“As government under the leadership of President Edgar Chagwa Lungu we are determined to strengthen further our coorperation with China that begun many years back with our First Republican President Dr Kenneth Kaunda” he stated.
The Minister Further urged the coorperation to expediate the implementation of projects in zambia, while noting the role that quality development play in the development and transformation of a country and its people.
“Speed up with the process of implementation of the projects so that as government we can deliver to our that which we promised them which is unprecedented development” he said.
He reiterated governments vision of providing meangiful development to its people through implementation of various Infrastructure Development across the country.
China Harbour Engineering Company has been in Zambia for 4 years and are currently implementing some major economic projects in the country like the Kawambwa-Mporokoso road …This Project was launched in 2017 by Republican President Mr Edgar Chagwa Lungu and over 9km works were done in the 6months of the implementation period.
However, the Minister thanked the Forum organisers for inviting Zambia to the great initiative whose objective is to
He said Zambia is a young Developing country and will learn from the discussions at the Forum.
Present at the Meeting was The Road Development Agency CEO Mr Elias Mwape, RDA Director Planning and design Mr Dickson Ndhlovu and China Harbour Zambia Regional Director Mr Peng Peng and Business Director Ms Li Pan.