KABANDA CHULU, Lusaka
CHINA Jiangxi Corporation says there is need to promote skills transfer and knowledge sharing in the construction sector to enable local people to make meaningful contribution to the growth of the country’s economy.
Company head of logistical services Emmanuel Mutale said the firm is committed to the promotion of human integral development in Zambia through delivery of infrastructure development.
“The corporation’s focus is to ensure Zambians enjoy modern world-class standards in infrastructure wherever it [China Jiangxi] has been awarded a contract, be it roads, airports, and many other important buildings.
“To appreciate efforts of local Zambians who are working hard to take the corporation’s existence to another level, China Jiangxi has started exposing its employees to new technologies for them to learn and appreciate advanced levels of development to be replicated back home,” he said in an interview yesterday.
Recently, a delegation was sent to China as a spirit of integration and to enable Zambians acquire necessary skills.
Mr Mutale said the firm believes in collective effort to enable local people to contribute positively to the national development agenda.
He said Zambians are capable of undertaking any infrastructure development project
“If only we embrace the spirit of hard work and selflessness, Zambia will be a great country in the coming years. While in China, we were exposed to many great works.
“Selflessness and undoubted patriotism are principles that have made our colleagues unique. We need to embrace such attributes as Zambians for us to develop,” he said.
And one of the delegates, who is also the company’s quantity surveyor Janice Kabwe said there is a lot to learn from the Chinese in terms of work culture, commitment, dedication and patriotism to the country.
“These ideals must be embraced for Zambia to reach such levels of development. Many Chinese cities that we visited are a marvel to watch,” she said.