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Friday, 19 April 2013

Zambia improves Victoria Falls border facilities in readiness for UNWTO

The Times, Zambia
30 March 2013

Tourism and Arts Permanent Secretary Charity Mwansa has expressed happiness at the construction of lavatories and other facilities at the Victoria Falls border in readiness for the August 2013 United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) General Assembly.

The Victoria Falls ablution block is being constructed at a cost of KR350,000 while the National Heritage Conservation Commission (NHCC) is constructing separate lavatories and other infrastructure at a cost KR2.2 million.

"I am quite happy with the progress... We, however, urge them to put up facilities that are also friendly to people living with disabilities," she said when she inspected the two projects at Victoria Falls border in Livingstone.

At the World Heritage Site, Ms Mwansa was equally impressed with the works and urged contractors to speed up works and ensure the project was of high standards. Project manager Ashraf Sayed said his team was on course to construct an ablution block and fencing of the border area between Zambia and Zimbabwe. Mr Sayed said the KR2.2 million project would be completed within 10 weeks.

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