An agreement has been concluded between the Government of Zimbabwe and Inspur group, a Chinese multinational information technology firm that will see the company manufacturing at least 50 000 computers per annum.
Inspur president Sun Pishu, who signed on behalf of his company stated that they were committed to the revival of Zimbabwe by providing technology that will better serve Zimbabwe and its people.
The deal also sees the development of a National Information Data Centre, a high performance computer system, a high tech park, an e-taxation project, an e-immigration project and an e-education project the article states.
Just last week, Chinese President Xi Jinping was in the country and witnessed the signing, together with President Mugabe, of “12 landmark deals“. Though mention of Zimbabwe’s “restrictive labour laws and prohibitive investment policies” has been made by some Chinese nationals, this agreement follows on the heels of the recent commissioning of a TV and Fridge plant belonging to the South Korean conglomerate, Samsung.
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