China Trip a Success Says Mnangagwa After Signing MoUs
President Emmerson Mnangagwa has said his State visit to China has been very successful and has given momentum to Zimbabwe’s thrust of rebuilding the economy.
President Mnangagwa said Zimbabwe had laid bare its challenges in reviving the economy before China and the Asian giant had given positive responses.
“While my visit to the People’s Republic of China has been my first State visit outside Africa, it has been a resounding success. We had a very long discussion with President Xi Jinping and we covered an array of issues political, economic, regional and international.’’
Some of the secured deals so far include the impending refurbishment of Hwange Power Station Units 7 and 8 which is set to increase power generation by 600 megawatts, the infrastructure development deal under which the world’s largest infrastructure development company – China Communication Construction Company – will set up a regional office in Zimbabwe and undertake road, rail, air and dam construction projects once a Memorandum of Understanding signed on Monday is operationalised.
China and Zimbabwe have also signed at least seven MoUs on economic cooperation, skills development, education and other facets of the economy over the last three days.