Vice-President of India Venkaiah Naidu says Zambia is attractive for credible investment.
Mr. Naidu has urged Indian investors to invest in Zambia especially in agriculture because of massive land and the Country housing 60 percent of fresh water resources in the region.
He said this when he received Speaker of the National Assembly Dr. Patrick Matibini who is leading a Zambian Legislative delegation comprised of Chief Whip Steven Chungu, PF Chilanga Member of Parliament Maria Langa, UPND Lufwanyama Member of Parliament Leonard Fungulwe, Clerk of the National Assembly Cecilia Mbewe and Zambia’s High Commissioner to India Judith Kapijimpanga among others.
The Vice President has also called on Zambia to take advantage of India’s strong solar energy technology and further encouraged the Country to ratify International Solar Alliance- ISA membership.
Meanwhile, Speaker of the National Assembly Dr. Patrick Matibini says he takes pride in seeing investments such as the ZESCO/TATA joint projects, Taj Pamodzi Hotel, VEDANTA which runs Konkola Copper Mines, INDO Zambia Bank and decongestion of Lusaka Roads project, among others.
And Dr. Matibini said India has been consistent in skills development cooperation through Indian Technical and Economic Cooperation -ITEC which has seen most Zambians benefit.
He said the team is in India for benchmarking especially that the Country has the lengthiest constitution and is a biggest democracy in the world with the Lower House having 5- Hundred and -45 Members of Parliament.
And Speaker of the Lok Sabha (Lower House) Sumitra Mahajan has invited the National Assembly of Zambia to send young officers especially graduates to India for short term training to promote skills development.
This is contained in a statement released by First Secretary Press and Tourism at the Zambian Mission in NEW DELHI, India, Bangwe Naviley.