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Ambassador Lin Attends Chrome Smelter Business Launch

On November 22, the Business Launch of Afrochine Smelting(pvt) Limited invested by Tsingshan Group of china was held in Selous. Chinese Ambassador Lin Lin delivered a speech at the launching ceremony. The Zimbabwean Minister of Industry and Commerce Mr. Michael Bimha, Deputy Foreign Minister Mr. Christopher Mutsvangwa, Chairman of Tsingshan Group Mr. Xiang Guangda and 200 staff of Afrochine Smelting also attended the launch.

Ambassador Lin said that Zimbabwe has one of the largest ferrochrome reserves in the world; and ferrochrome industry is vital to Zimbabwe's economic recovery. He noted that the Tsingshan Group is the largest private manufacturer of stainless steel in China, and said that he believes its investment and cooperation with Zimbabwean partners will help promote the development of the local ferrochrome industry and value addition of Zimbabwean minerals.

Minister Bimha said the project signified a very big investment in chrome smelting and that his ministry welcomed the involvement of more Chinese companies.

After the ceremony, Ambassador Lin and other guests took a tour in the plant.

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