The construction works at the Multi Facility Economic Zone (MFEZ) in Chambishi on the Copperbelt have reached an advanced stage.
The MFEZ facility has since created more than 7,000 jobs for the locals.
Finance Manager for the project Zhou Shiwei revealed this to a government entourage from Kalulushi district yesterday who undertook an on the spot check of the development.
Mr. Shiwei said ever since the project commenced in 2007, 7,973 jobs have since been created, adding that the works have reached an advanced stage and all projects would soon be completed and openned to the public.
The team further learnt that so far Stanbic bank had started operating from the same premises with customers especially those from the Zambia China Corporation Zone (ZCCZ) accessing the services.
The banking facility which opened its operations on 2nd April 2013, was enabling customers open accounts and cashing and avoiding difficulty times of travelling to Kitwe or Kalulushi.
The MFEZ is aimed at housing about 23 companies, ranging from manufacturing and mining industries once in full operation and would create a lot of employment for the Zambian people.
And Kalulushi District Commissioner Kampamba Mulenga who was the head of the entourage urged management at the Zone to always be collaborating with her office in order for government to get updates on all developmental aspects taking place at the facility.
Ms. Mulenga further said that government was very grateful to the Chinese for all developments taking place in the area.
She said the investments were so cardinal to the country and Kalulushi in particular as the locals would get employment and would later translate into a viable economic zone of the district