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Arcadia Lithium Project To Create Hundreds Of Jobs For Zimbabweans

Arcadia Lithium Project To Create Hundreds Of Jobs For Zimbabweans

A Chinese firm, Zhejiang Huayou Cobalt Co Ltd, says it will employ hundreds of Zimbabweans during the construction and production phases of the Arcadia lithium project.

Huayou announced the acquisition of the US$372 million Arcadia lithium project from Prospect Resources Plc and minority shareholders on 20 April 2022.

The firm committed to investing US$300 million to develop the mine and construct a processing plant over the next 12 months.

On Friday, 19 May, Huayou said the mine will have capacity to treat about 4.5 million tonnes of ore per annum.

This translates to about 400 000 tonnes of lithium concentrate per annum. The company said:

Huayou estimates that there will be more than 600 Zimbabweans employed during the construction phase while direct employment during the production phase will be between 700 and 900 employees.

… There will be a focus on training and development, as well as finding suitable graduates from universities in Zimbabwe for attachment programmes.

Huayou has already invested in a local school, Vhuta, which is near the mine site as part of its corporate social responsibility.

More: The Herald

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Chinese sino 1 month ago

irikupi project iyi?

Asalif 1 month ago

The Chinese are at it again, The working conditions are are bad if you work for these guys and they pay peanuts even government is better and the mineral they are mining there I see government getting nothing since it is exported direct to their country I see no returns coming back to this country the payments will be deposited in their accounts in their country mark my words

moismuc 1 month ago


Blue 🔵 1 month ago

Rimwe rinongo shora. If you don't have qualifications to work in a mine that doesn't mean kuti there is no one who is going to benefit from this project. I recommend to those going to school to thrive kuti uite at least ma commercials but definitely ma sciences, do something hands on. Ukaita ma arts unozviomesera.

Ed 1 month ago

Uri **** ma arts a kubhadhara kana usingazive.. Ngo gd wrkn conditions usd salary kwete zvema China

Shadow_walker_Zw 1 month ago

You are on point

Blue 🔵 1 month ago

Arts aren't bad, but one has to consider the demands of this country. That's just the truth, a country cannot be built on arts, that's why the government had an emphasis on STEM, l acknowledge not everyone has the desire nor the ability, but we should really consider this. Arts are crucial for a developed nation

fery 1 month ago

dnt limit your mindset in narrowing peoples carrers like that my sister,yes you are my sister lol
Art subjects are diversified you can tap into media studies,teaching,pschology,peace and government,lawyer not forgetting political science

not all ppl are gifted in calculations which falls under sciences& commercials

Kuma sciences if u get 2points on local varsities u can get kadegree kamwe kaye kaye u end up doing environmental scienced or kuita degree reWaste management

so kana wada masciences motodhonza book,having good laboritories,goid teachers who can spot the exams otherwise unoita 3points zvadhakwa

aturo hemano 1 month ago

don't trust anything from the herald

Blue 🔵 1 month ago


Chimboti Pizza 1 month ago

Ngauye zvayo mabasa ayo

Twabam 1 month ago

kkkk Chinise, even if employ 700 people, how much will they be getting per mnth.

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