A team from Toyota Tsusho Corporation from Japan will this month visit Zambia to undertake feasibility studies for the establishment of an off-grid energy solution pilot project.
Toyota Tsusho Corporation Chief Division Officer, Takashi Hattori says his company will travel to Zambia this month to access the prospects for establishment of the project.
Mr. Hattori says an off-grid power solution will not only power the communities but has the advantage of improving rural communities’ livelihoods.
He says his company has the technology and through the use of solar and NAS batteries could help Zambia deal with the power deficit.
He says his company whose footprint is mainly in automotive is also interested in empowering local people through establishment of out-grower schemes.
Mr. Hattori says Toyota is providing irrigation and training and hope to increase yields by seven folds.
The company’s planned investment and trip to Zambia follows a meeting in May with officials from the Zambian Embassy in Tokyo and a delegation from the Zambia Development Agency -ZDA-, Zambia Consolidated Copper Mines Investment Holdings –ZCCM IH- and Lusaka South Multi facility Economic Zone.
This is contained in a statement issued to QFM News by Embassy of the Republic of Zambia, Tokyo, Japan First Press Secretary Yotam Mugara.