OVER 700 jobs are expected to be created by China Energy Conservation and Environmental Protection Group (CECEP) after setting up base in Zambia to produce 100 megawatts of solar power per month.
The company has expressed interest to invest colossal amounts of money in the solar energy sector.
Company general manager Xinghua Huang said part of the planned jobs will include 600 field workers and 100 for administration work.
Mr Huang was speaking in an interview shortly after a meeting with Zambia Development Agency (ZDA) officials in Lusaka on Monday.
The firm has been attracted to invest in Zambia largely due to a stable macroeconomic environment.
He said the firm is also looking for over 50 hectares of land to set up a solar plant that will be able to produce 100 megawatts of solar power per month.
Mr Huang said based on the firm’s 10 years’ experience, it is keen to commit itself to the cause of energy-saving and protecting the environment-by developing innovative clean-energy products.
The firm’s goal for the future is to continue to provide world-class products and services to make the world a better place for people.
CECEP is a globally active enterprise located in Beijing, China, devoted to researching and developing, designing, manufacturing, assembling, selling and installing innovative clean-energy products and systems for its global customers.
Its prime products include solar PV systems, wind power generating systems and mini hydroelectric power systems.
Currently, its products are widely applied to every walk of life such as street lighting systems, telecommunication base station, traffic intersection monitoring and controlling, and forest fire-prevention, among others.