Chinese firms join Zambian transport industry for economic growth
Zambia is a landlocked country in Africa and the logistic and transport industry is receiving the most investment to meet the high demand for the transportation of bulk products.
More players have come on board to play a leading role in the transport industry. One such company is a Chinese firm, United Trillion Zambia Limited (UTZL).
The company is an international logistics company based on the Copperbelt province and it is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Subline International Logistics Company Limited based in China.
Ma Ning, UTZL deputy general manager, is optimistic that the Chinese logistics firm will make headways in Zambia’s transport sector.
“We have invested in Zambia’s transport sector to also be part of the economic growth of this beautiful country,” he says.
Ma expressed his company’s commitment to work with the Zambian government to improve the livelihood of the community it operated in.
According to Ma, UTZL is unswervingly aimed at the overseas supply chain and focused on building a global logistics platform for Chinese enterprises and the world.
Japhen Mwakalombe, provincial minister for the Copperbelt province is happy with the entry of Chinese enterprises in the transport industry in Zambia.
“The entry of the Chinese companies on our transport industry provides an opportunity for the local wheel pushers to become more competitive,” he said.
He described the increased investments in the transport sector as being healthy for the growth of the industry.
Further, Mwakalombe said Zambians are now recognizing the Chinese transporters in the country as a force to reckon with.
Robert Mtonga, Chief executive officer for the Trackers Association of Zambia, is happy that more players are coming into the sector.
Noah Mwaba, a truck driver with one of the transport firm at Chambishi Multi-Facility Economic Zone, said Chinese investment in Zambia is on the rise as a result of the good bilateral relations between the two countries. Enditem.