Binga, Masvingo to get new conference facilities

by Editorial Team
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The resort area of Binga and Masvingo are to get new conference facilities soon. This was
revealed by the Infrastructure Development Bank of Zimbabwe (IDBZ) this early this month
when it published requests for expressions of interest for joint venture partnership for the two
projects in the local print media.
The proposed Binga hotel is being pursued in partnership with the Binga Rural District
Council while the Masvingo project is part of the financial institution’s Clipsham Views
phase 1 low density housing development
“The Bank seeks to engage credible investor(s) and partners to develop an upmarket 32-bed
hotel and conference centre accommodating at least 100 guests on a 6 ha piece of land
overlooking the Zambezi River,” read part of the notice with respect to the Binga project.
“The site for the hotel and conference centre is part of a proposed ultra-low density housing
scheme with a magnificent view of the mighty Zambezi River and is adjacent to a built-up
area already serviced with electricity and water. The site is envisaged to be a tourism gateway
and a centre of leisure activities such as fishing and boat cruising,”
The development finance institution is also planning to build a hotel and conference centre in
“The bank seeks to engage credible investors and partners to develop an upmarket 120-bed
hotel and conference centre at the top of a mountain overlooking the City of Masvingo and
the newly serviced low density suburb of Clipsham Views Phase 1, with a clear view of the
soon to be dualised Beitbridge-Harare-Chirundu North-South Corridor Route.
The hotel will be sited at a convenient distance from the historical Great Zimbabwe
monument from which the country of Zimbabwe derives its name, and the magnificent Lake
Mutirikwi. Situated approximately 80 kilometres from the recently commissioned Tugwi-
Mukosi Dam, the site is ideal for both through travellers and holiday makers,” the bank said.
The developments are set to increase the number and spread of meetings, incentives,
conferences and exhibitions (MICE) venues beyond the traditional Nyanga and Victoria Falls
with the latter already being reported to be reaching saturation in terms of tourism activities.
The area is perfectly appointed given its halfway location between Victoria Falls and Kariba.
It is set to benefit from the launch of the Okavango-Zambezi conservation zone which is set
to increase tourist activity in the north west of the country.

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