The tractor assembly plant would be located on a 24 hectares land in the city of Chipata.
Defence Minister Davies Chama confirmed the development when he paid a courtesy call on Eastern Province permanent secretary Chanda Kasolo on Tuesday.
“An MoU has been drafted, it has been approved by the Attorney General, so we are waiting for our partners(from Belarus) who are supposed to be our co-investors whom we are supposed to partner with in this venture to come and sign this MoU later on certain details will follow,” Chama said.
He said President Edgar Lungu has instructed his ministry to modernize and to be part of the industrialization of the government.
And Kasolo said he was extremely excited with the tractor assembly plant which would be very useful to the province which was agricultural based.
Chama is currently on a familiarization tour of Eastern Province.