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Bulawayo seeks twinning arrangement with Chinese City of Siping

by Staff reporter
08 Apr 2013 at 06:50hrs | Views
THE Bulawayo City Council (BCC) has launched twinning arrangement discussions with City of Siping in China - in a move that would largely centre on investment on water infrastructure in Bulawayo.

The initiative was mooted during a recent visit to China by Water Resources Development and Management minister Samuel Sipepa Nkomo.

According to latest council minutes, the ministry, in consultation with the local authority, extended an invitation to council for City of Siping to visit Zimbabwe to explore the possibility of forging a sister-city relationship with Bulawayo.

During World Water Day commemorations in Victoria Falls in March, delegates from both cities met for talks.

Bulawayo deputy mayor Amen Mpofu and town clerk Middleton Nyoni interacted with the Chinese delegation which comprised of Yang Feng (chairman of Siping Committee of Chinese Peoples Political Consultative Conference), Liu Weizhong (managing director of Siping Municipal Water Resources Bureau), Xu Weimin, (general manager of Siping Joint-Cooperation Water Supply Company) and Meng Qingshan - board chairman of Siping Fangyuan Hengye Tech Ltd.

Bulawayo has signed several twinning arrangement with local authorities in South Africa.

Source - newsday