By Davison Vandira
The Ministry of Industry and Commerce is advancing the Zimbabwe National Industrial Policy through the adoption of cutting-edge technologies to spearhead the re-industrialisation agenda.
The latest development was confirmed after a recent visit to the Russian Federation where delegates from the Ministry of Industry and Commerce attended INNOPROM, an international industrial exhibition platform which attracted 500 companies from 38 countries.
The Minister of Industry and Commerce, Dr Sekai Nzenza, says the country’s interests were on cutting edge solutions in the field of steel production, industrial automation, robotics and integrated systems which are aimed at increasing productivity in line with the objectives of the National Development Strategy One.
“The exchange programme that we had with the Russian Federation government on technological advancement will see the country’s industrial capacity being enhanced thereby improving economic development prospects,” she said.
Zimbabwe managed to secure strategic bilateral agreements during the industrial fair that will consolidate the country’s economic growth.
The minister said, “We managed to secure binding agreements in the field of Beneficiation, Research and Development, which are key tenets of the industrialisation agenda of Zimbabwe.”)
The private sector was well represented by the Zimbabwe National Chamber of Commerce supported by trade promotion body ZimTrade and the Zimbabwe investment and development agency ZIDA.