Article by ESI Africa

Chinese Construction Company, Shandong Dejian, has stated that it intends to develop solar milling plants that is to benefit Zimbabwean agrarian businesses.

In southern Africa, Zimbabwe’s Small and Medium Enterprises and Cooperative Development Minister, Sithembiso Nyoni, has this week signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Shandong Dejian for the development of solar milling plants in various farming areas.

According to local media the Herald, under the MoU the Chinese company is expected to conduct a feasibility study of which its report would be tabled before Cabinet for implementation.

The execution of this project is anticipated to aid farmers in rural areas to add value to their produce, stockfeed manufacturing and also engage in irrigation activities, media reported.

Shandong Dejian general manager, Wang Hongbing highlighted that his company was also involved in a solar milling plant project in Zambia and assisting farmers in maize processing.

Hongbing said: “We have also signed MoUs with Malawi, Mozambique and Uganda to implement the project.”

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