Paidamoyo Chipunza Senior Reporter
Harare Metropolitan Province is expected to twin with a Chinese Province following a request by Governor Miriam Chikukwa three months ago.
Officiating at a handover ceremony of LED television sets to the Civil Aviation Authority by the Chinese Embassy in Harare yesterday, Governor Chikukwa commended the Embassy in Harare for quickly facilitating the twinning arrangement.
“This is less than three months that we spoke about it but you have already facilitated that Harare Metropolitan Province can have a twinning arrangement with Shandong Province,” said Minister Chikukwa.
She said a delegation would be travelling to Shandong in China next week to map out ways of possible collaboration.
Shandong Province has a population of 94,17 million and its population is second to Henan Province in all China’s Provinces.
It is the biggest industrial producer and one of the top manufacturing provinces in China.
“It shows your commitment involving this province and also the nation,” she said.
The television sets will be mounted in the airport’s Presidential lounge.
Chinese Ambassador to Zimbabwe Mr Lin Lin, said the television sets were expected to spruce up the image of Harare International Airport to its customers.
“I hope that they will do their part in assisting the airport to uplift its service to the people,” he said.
Ambassador Lin said the donation was another commitment by China to assist Zimbabwe to develop its economy in areas such as health, agriculture, education, water and power.
He said as Zimbabwe’s all weather friend, China was willing to continue supporting Zimbabweans in projects that improved people’s livelihoods.