Photo shows the China-aided Zambia agricultural technology demonstration center in Lusaka, Zambia. (Xinhua)
CHILILABOMBWE, Zambia, May 18 (Xinhua) -- Chinese investors have been encouraged to consider investing in greenfield investment in agriculture and manufacturing sectors in northern Zambia, a civic leader said on Friday.
Christabel Mulala, Mayor of Chililabombwe town in the Copperbelt Province, said the move will go a long way in helping Zambia diversify its economy from dependence on the mining industry.
"Our appeal to Chinese is to consider investing in Chililabombwe to establish new investments in agriculture, processing and manufacturing industries to help grow the Zambian economy," she said.
Mulala said there is enough arable land for agriculture projects in the border town which shares a boundary with the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
Agriculture produce has a readily available yawning market in DRC, she added.
The civic leader further said the local authority was also interested in partnering with Chinese enterprises in waste management projects.
She said the local authority will benefit from Chinese technology on how to manage waste.