Japan’s invest in Zambia tops $44.1 million

PRESIDENT Edgar Lungu addresses businessmen and women during the Zambia-Japan Business Forum in Tokyo yesterday. PICTURE: SALIM HENRY/STATE HOUSE

FOREIGN direct investment in Zambia from Japan now stands at US$44.1 million with 97 percent of Zambia’s exports being copper and related products. Vehicles constitute 85 percent of Zambia’s imports from Japan.
And President Edgar Lungu says Government will facilitate access to Zambia’s rural areas for investors by building appropriate infrastructure such as roads.
President Edgar Lungu said this during a Zambia-Japan 2018 Business Forum.
He said in a statement availed yesterday that the Zambian government has put in place a favourable investment climate, and is implementing policies and reforms to attract investments from Japan.

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