June 25, the groundbreaking ceremony of Copperbelt International Airport was held in north Zambia. President Edgar Lungu attended the ceremony and spoke highly of SANY excavators after personally testing driving the machine.
The Copperbelt International Airport with up to 397 million USD investment will serve as a hub connecting Zambia and neighboring countries upon completion. It will include three aerodromes, a hotel, cargo terminal and business complex, with a 3500m runway.
A total of 20 machines from SANY, including excavators, graders and compactors will be used for the airport construction. At the ceremony, President Lungu boarded a SANY excavator and felt the superb performance and ergonomic design in person. After the test drive, he was very satisfied with the quality of SANY machines and recognized SANY’s contribution to the infrastructure construction in Zambia.
In reality, SANY machines, with the unrivaled performance, have won the favor of Zambian market for many years. As early as 2013, former President of Zambia Michael Sata drove a SANY motor grader at the Kitwe - Chingola Road Construction Press conference. He was impressed by its simple operation and leading technologies.
“We welcome SANY Group and other Chinese enterprises to participate in various construction of Zambia, and we hope that Chinese enterprises will provide substantial support to the Zambian economic and infrastructure construction as always and make more contribution to the everlasting friendship between China and Zambia,” expressed by President Michael Sata.
Since entering the Zambian market in 2006, SANY has won the local customers’ favor with its outstanding product quality and after-sale service. Until now, SANY has built a 6S store in the capital Lusaka as well as offices and parts warehouses in Copperbelt Province.