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Thursday, 13 July 2017
Vic Falls UNWTO legacy project nears completion
A Victoria Falls World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) legacy project to commemorate the successful hosting of the 20th General Assembly co-hosted by Zimbabwe and Zambia in 2013 will be commissioned at the end of this month.
by Nokuthaba Dlamini
Project director, Olga Mutamba said all was on course for the commissioning of the swimming pool project and refurbishments were nearing completion.
The two countries received a share of $120 000 to construct a project to mark the event, but the money has been coming in batches.
“We received our final batch of money two weeks ago and the local contractors are now working on reducing the depth of the swimming pool to safe levels,” Mutamba said.
“The changing rooms are now ready and we hope by between the 20th and 24th of this month, we will be done. The commissioning will take place just after that,” she said.
Mutamba said Tourism and Hospitality minister Walter Mzembi, UNWTO delegates and other stakeholders will attend the ceremony.
Officials hope the refurbished Chinotimba Community Pool will go a long way in promoting water sport and identification of international swimming stars.
Surrounding schools are expected to benefit from the recreational facility, while participants in the forth-coming National Youth Games, to be hosted by Matabeleland North province, are hopeful of using in preparation for the games.
Though not meeting Olympics standards, the community pool has acceptable depth for major swimming competitions.