据赞比亚报纸《Daily Mail of Zambia》周四报导，中国中辉国际矿业集团(Zhonghui Mining Group)已经与赞比亚政府签署协议，将向赞比亚的铜矿带和西北部地区的多个矿产项目投资36亿美元。 该报称，中辉国际矿业集团将为这些项目拟定一份实施框架，这些项目预计将带来34,000个就业机会。 该报援引中辉国际矿业集团总裁Charles Shi的话称，在赞比亚西北部地区的勘探工作已经展开，公司还为获得铜矿带的经营许可而提交了申请。赞比亚大量的铜矿和钴矿都集中在这两个省份。 自2004年以来，中资企业一直在收购赞比亚的矿业资产。 赞比亚是非洲最大的铜生产国。编译：兰兰 原文： Chinese firm clinches mining deal By NANCY MWAPE GOVERNMENT has signed an Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement (IPPA) with Zhonghui Mining Group of China that has committed to invest US$3.6 billion in mining projects on the Copperbelt and North-Western provinces. The project is expected to create about 34,000 jobs. Speaking at the signing ceremony in Lusaka yesterday, Commerce, Trade and Industry Minister, Felix Mutati described the investment by Zhonghui mining as one of China’s largest private sector investment in southern Africa. Mr Mutati said Zhonghui Mining Group Limited was expected to come up with an implementation framework which will enable the company outline major milestones that will show clear timelines within which the various projects are going to be actualised. He said Government has embarked on business reforms to minimise hardships investors face by reducing the cost of doing business in Zambia. “I must admit that as Government, we are extremely impressed with the confidence by Zhonghui Mining Group Limited. The investment is happening at a time when companies are curtailing investments while others have been laying off workers,” he said. He said Government is aware that the flow of Foreign Direct Investment(FDI) has declined and become very competitive. Mr Mutati said according to the World Bank report, FDI was expected to reduce by 50 percent and Government strategy is to focus on South to South investment and Pan-African investment. He said China had become the current biggest global investor. Speaking at the same function, Zhonghui Mining Group president, Charles Shi said exploration works have started in North-Western Province while on the Copperbelt province they have applied for an operating licence. Mr Shi said the agreement signed will give management confidence in as far as their investments in Zambia are concerned. And acting Chinese Ambassador to Zambia, Wang Ni said his Government was encouraging investments in developing countries with a focus on Africa. Mr Ni said Zhonghui Mining Group is one of China’s largest private companies with no Government support which has successfully expanded its activities in China and abroad. He described Chinese private companies as aggressive and fearless.