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Monday, 18 February 2019
Vic Falls welcomes new $8,5m investment
The country’s tourism capital, Victoria Falls continues to attract significant investments with a total of 18 new properties having been commissioned over the past 12 months, the latest being the $8,5 million Mpala Jena Camp which was officially opened on the 14th of February 2019.
The Minister of Environment, Tourism and Hospitality Industry, Cde Priscah Mupfumira paid tribute the Great Plains Conservation for the investment and highlighted the government’s resolve to ride on the current goodwill and positive image to spur growth of the tourism sector.
The new investment policy and the national mantra, ‘Zimbabwe is Open for Business,’ provide the tourism sector an opportunity to attract more foreign direct investments (FDIs).
Great Plains Conservation directors reaffirmed their commitment to expand their footprint in the country and to complement the government in ongoing conservation work.
“We are so excited to be given the opportunity to contribute to the growth of the local tourism industry and we are keen to support ongoing conservation work,” said Mr Blessing Munyenyiwa.
The $8.5 million property whose construction commenced in January 2018 is among the few tourism properties that fully operate on solar power.
The exquisite tented camp is located in a private concession within the Zambezi National Park.
The official opening ceremony was graced by the Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Authority (Zimparks) Director General, Mr Fulton Mangwanya, newly appointed Zimbabwe Tourism Authority (ZTA) Acting Chief Executive Officer, Mrs Lita Likukuma, Civil Aviation Authority of Zimbabwe (CAAZ) Managing Director, Mr David Chawota, among other tourism stakeholders.