APM back, courts China in 7 development projects

Written by  Gladys Kamakanda

President Professor Peter Mutharika on Sunday returned home from the World Economic Forum (WEF) in the Republic of China where he on the sidelines, discussed development projects with Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang.

President Mutharika arriving at KIA President Mutharika arriving at KIA

Speaking on arrival at Kamuzu International Airport in Lilongwe, President Mutharika said Malawi would continue to benefit from the Republic of China in a number of projects which are yet to be established in the country.


“There are about seven projects which the two Governments have agreed to work on and Minister of Trade and Industry will go to the Peoples’ Republic of China to meet with Minister of Commerce to look at the technical details of the projects,” said Mutharika.

Mutharika who did not give out the details of the projects which are yet to be established said this is in terms of technical and financial support from China.


The State President also said Malawi would benefit a lot in terms of implementation of its economic reforms.


Other projects which Mutharika mentioned when he was in China were about the construction of water reservoirs in the country.

While in China, the Malawi President toured about seven irrigation schemes and concluded that water harvesting can help Malawians to have adequate food throughout the year.


China is a crucial partner to Malawi Government since 2008, they have been supporting Malawi in a number of areas such as irrigation and infrastructure development and it is also a free trade area for over 400 products.


World Economic Forum is a platform that brings together world leaders ranging from political to business to discuss challenges facing trade and investment across the Global.

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