More investors are expressing interest to invest in Chipata following the attainment of city status.
This is according to Eastern Province Permanent Secretary, Chanda Kasolo.
Speaking to Breeze News, Mr. Kasolo says that the investment interest includes hotel and catering, mining and manufacturing.
He says that one of the most interesting things is that those that want to invest are not foreign but local investors, who are Zambians.
Mr. Kasolo says that the provincial administration already managed to convince proprietors of Red Sea, who have opened a depot in Chipata distributing Zambia Breweries products.
He says that furthermore the same company, which runs Grant Palace Hotel in Lusaka, has agreed to build a hotel in Chipata.
Mr. Kasolo says that these investments will supplement those at the industrial park.