CHINGOLA, Zambia, July 19 (Xinhua) -- China Copper Mine (CCM) has created hundreds of jobs for the local people since it started investment in Zambia's Chingola District in 2010.
The company has invested a total of 40 million U.S. dollars, creating 400 jobs for the locals, said CCM director Zhang Mengtao.
Zambia's mining policies are supportive of private sector investment, which was vital for the country's economic growth, he said.
"We are happy to be part of the private sector in the Zambian mining industry, which is private sector driven," he said.
Zhang said his company is looking forward to expanding investment once resources are made available.
Chingola residents have commended the Chinese enterprise for the creation of jobs.
"The mine was closed several decades ago and since the Chinese opened the mine, we have been employed to work at the mine," said Jack Mwewa.
He said the reopening of the mine has benefited a lot of people, who are now working and earning a living.
"Jobs being created are reducing poverty levels in the district and the country as a whole," he said.