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Kabwe poised for second textile firm

Jul 24, 2017

Kabwe, a capital of Zambia, is poised to have a second textile firm, which is envisaged to create over 2,000 jobs for the local people once completed. The establishment of the textile firm is a brainchild of the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) and is earmarked for construction in the Kabwe Multi-facility Economy Zone (MFEZ).

The new textile firm will be the second to be established in Kabwe after Mulungushi Textiles, which has ceased operations to pave way for upgrading and rehabilitation works. Kabwe town clerk Ronald Daka said the new textile company will create over 2,000 jobs and Marubeni, a Japanese textile company, will be a partner of the firm.

“The Government of the republic of Zambia through IDC has proposed to develop a textile industry and has requested for 26 hectares of land in the MFEZ and we have given 24 hectares,” Daka said.