Chinese firm eyes Zambia’s tourism


A CHINESE tourism company is willing to partner with Zambia Tourism Board to promote Zambia’s tourism in China. Chinese Tourism Service Company chief executive officer Yu Ningning said her company was ready to work with Chinese media to promote Zambia’s tourism in China.   Ms Yu said the Chinese Tourism Services Company had plans to send Chinese journalists and tourism agents to Zambia to explore Zambia’s tourism. She said Zambia’s political stability made it an attractive tourist destination in southern Africa. Meanwhile, Zambia has invited a Chinese company to explore power generation from garbage and immediately embark on a feasibility study in Zambia on the generation of electricity from solid waste. Lusaka Province minister Japhen Mwakalombe said many cities in Zambia were facing the challenge of garbage and energy deficit, hence the need for investment that could help to address the challenge of solid waste disposal. Mr Mwakalombe said the company was using 80 percent of the 3,000 tonnes of garbage collected per day to produce 0.5kw of clean energy while 20 percent was being used to produce building materials. Former Chinese Minister of Commerce Deming Chen expressed willingness to send a team of technocrats to Zambia to conduct a feasibility study with the view to investing in the generation of power from garbage. Zambian ministers who were in China visited Shougang Environmental Park, a Chinese company that produces clean energy from garbage in Beijing.   The ministers are on a 10-day tour of China to interact with Chinese investors and share investment opportunities available in the 10 provinces of Zambia with the view to boosting economic development in all parts of the country.