Central Province and Henan Province of China will soon sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to kick start the twinning program between the two provinces.

Central Province Minister Sydney Mushanga says the MOU will signify the beginning of more Chinese investment in the province.

Mr Mushanga said this when a nine-man delegation from Henan Province in China paid a courtesy call on him at his office this morning.

The Minister said the twinning of Central Province and Henan Province will see more Chinese investments in several sectors including agricultural, tourism, mining and health among others.

Mr Mushanga emphasized that tourism is one of the sectors that, if fully exploited, can contribute positively towards economic growth in the country.

The Minister, who took time to highlight some of the natural endowments which the province is blessed with, appealed for cooperation and private partnership in order for the twinning program to succeed.

And Deputy Governor for Henan Province in China, Dai Bohua, said the two provinces have a lot in common.

Mr Bohua said it will not be difficult for his province and Central province to actualize the twinning program because the two provinces are centrally located in their countries and have engaged in similar sectors like agriculture, health, tourism.

However, Mr Bohua, who was also the delegation leader, noted that after the twinning program, his province will also embark on manufacturing of agro equipment, food processing and improve transport system in central province.

He added that the twinning program will enhance and strengthen the long standing relationship that Zambia shares with China.

The ten provinces of Zambia were twinned with the ten provinces of China at a launch graced by Vice President Inonge Wina, during a ceremony in Chengdu, China, in 2017, during the Zambia Week Event.

The objectives of the twinning program is meant to enhance political goodwill between Zambia and China in order to increase Chinese investment for strategic industries in Central Province.

The program will also enhance the spread of development to all regions of Zambia while promoting and marketing the country as an investment and tourist destination of choice.

The twinning program is also expected to enhance partnerships and linkages with local entrepreneurs by way of joint ventures and Public Private Partnerships.

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11 COMMENTS

  1. Stay focused Mr. President! We shall develop this thing and one loser will just be watching with his eyes “KOPO!” And a diseased heart with bitterness and hate.

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  2. Hehehehe

    look at this fontinee above who thinks twining means free development….if these are the calibre of people pf send abroad , Zambia is in deep dudu…..

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  3. Lusaka has been twinned with Dushanbe ,Beirut and Los Angeles for years now.That hasn’t helped change the dead CBD neither change Matero nor bring investments to Cairo Rd.

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  4. TWINNING BRINGS DEVELOPMENT H MY FOOT, VERY DULL BACKWARD RETARDED AND FILTHY IGNORANT LEADER ,FIRE HIM IMMEDIATELY. THEIR IS NO INVESTMENT PACKAGE IN TWINNING BA MAKAKA IMWE

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  5. ‘And Deputy Governor for Henan Province in China, Dai Bohua, said the two provinces have a lot in common.’ like really and cheaply buys hoodwinks like these? would it be setting businesses at expense of zambians? growing the province minus real growth for the citizens…?

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  6. in the beginning Mr Sata said he will kick all Chinese – 10 years later and the Chinese are taking over Zambia. They take our precious wood, they take over markets, they take jobs from Zambians……………………… Zimbabwe and South Africa going the same way ———- our children will curse us for not putting an end to this Chinese colonisation !

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  7. Rubbish! Central Province will never be anywhere near Henan Province. This is country is rotten to the core

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  8. Another public holiday come 6th September 2018
    we the people of eastern province request that 6th September 2018 be declared a public holiday so that we turn in numbers to vote in the Kasenengwa by-elections.This is the only way victory is assured. We should not let the opposition grab this seat. lets honor Victoria even in death by ensuring that the seat is returned to the PF
    God bless ECL
    Long live ECL!!!

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  9. When has twinning any city or province brought any development except for excuses for the politicians and party cadres to go for free state paid for holidays to those places.

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