ZIG to host smart cities conference.

ZIG to host smart cities conference.

By Malcolm Meja THE Zimbabwe institute of Geomatics (ZIG) will be hosting a two-day conference in Harare to deliberate on achieving the sustainable development goal 11 that promotes urban centers using geomatics technology. The two-day conference will focus on issues that seek to promote smart cities. Local Government, Public Works and National Housing minister Honorable July Moyo is set to deliver the keynote address. Delegates drawn from several tech firms, research centres, financial houses, and tertiary institutes will attend the conference. In an exclusive interview ZIG deputy secretary general Simbarashe…

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Harare drying up, Council warns

Harare drying up, Council warns

By Natalie Chiwomadzi and Tendai Sahondo HARARE could soon dry as the crippling water crisis in the city has reached alarming levels. Addressing a press conference today, chairperson of the environment management committee Kudzai Kadzombe said the council is now dispensing 300 million litres against a demand of 1200 million litres a day. “Our water demand stands at nearly 1200 million litres a day against a combined design capacity of not more than 710 million litres a day. “We are however not able to produce water equivalent to our design…

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$150mln R.G Mugabe airport development project on course

$150mln R.G Mugabe airport development project on course

By Tendai Sahondo The Civil Aviation Authority of Zimbabwe (CAAZ) says the R.G. Mugabe International Airport Development Project is progressing well despite the numerous challenges bedevilling the economy. When complete, the airport will have increased capacity to handle up to 6 million passengers per annum from the current 2.5 million with a bigger terminal building and additional aero-bridges to accommodate new critical aircraft like the B777s, B787s. In an update availed to The Business Connect, CAAZ said The project will also incorporate extension and refurbishment of the International terminal building,…

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Pollution averse to tourism: EMA

Pollution averse to tourism: EMA

  By Tendai Sahondo The Environmental Management Agency (EMA) says pollution presents a major threat to the preservation and promotion of the country’s tourism legacy Speaking at the sidelines of the ongoing Sanganai/Hlanganani Tourism Expo, EMA Communications officer, Joyce Shingai Chapungu said EMA is tackling the pollution scourge, thereby enhancing the country’s charm to continue attracting tourists from far and wide. “As EMA, our mandate is to ensure the sustainable use of natural resources and prevent pollution. Prevention of pollution is critical to the tourism industry as no tourist wants…

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NHS: your hostess on the ground

NHS: your hostess on the ground

National Handling Services (NHS) flew Zimbabwe’s flag high at the just ended Sanganai/Hlanganani Tourism expo which was recently held at the ZITF grounds in Bulawayo under the theme ‘Africa’s Premier Business Exchange.’ The event came soon after the President of Zimbabwe, Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa commissioned a dry port in Walvis bay Namibia, appointing National Handling Services as the management company to handle the dry port. The development has seen NHS which is mostly known for offering aviation ground services, diversifying into the relatively new territory of marine handling, a move…

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Experiencing the night beauty of Bulawayo

Experiencing the night beauty of Bulawayo

  By Tendai Sahondo As the bus ferrying tourism writers pulls up to a modest hotel in the center of Bulawayo, the vibe and thrill of Sanganai/ Hlangani is abundant in the air. After settling down, we head out with a few pals to discover a city that angels must gaze in wonder under starlight. If Bulawayo is beautiful in the day, it morphs into majestic magnificence at night as its calming tranquility vanquishes all worries that one might bear. Walking through Bulawayo’s deserted streets; one can feel the city’s…

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HIH Zimbabwe promoting cultural tourism through women empowerment

HIH Zimbabwe promoting cultural tourism through women empowerment

By Tourism Reporter   HAND In Hand (HIH) Zimbabwe is playing a pivotal role in the preservation of the country’s cultural heritage by empowering rural women with skills that have a direct impact on their livelihoods and the tourism sector at large. Speaking in an interview at the sidelines of the on-going Sanganai/Hlanganani tourism Expo, Hand In Hand Business Development Manager, Lindani Maphosa said the non-profit organisation is promoting tourism through its poverty alleviation programs. “We really appreciate the cultural development of the tourism sector which we are promoting through…

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Tourism ministry commits to EDB reforms

Tourism ministry commits to EDB reforms

By Tendai Sahondo THE ministry of tourism environment and hospitality has reaffirmed its commitment to the ‘Ease of Doing Business’ (EDB) Reforms which will go a long way in marketing the country as a safe and desirable tourist destination. The EDB reforms are being spearheaded by the Office of the President and Cabinet (OPC) aimed at streamlining and reforming all government ministries, agencies and parastatals so as to attract investments into the country. Speaking in a speech read on his behalf at a recent EDB reform workshop, Environment, Tourism and…

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Coventry to officially open Sanganai/Hlangananai

Coventry to officially open Sanganai/Hlangananai

By Lucy Tandi ACTING minister of tourism and hospitality, Kirsty Coventry will officially open the 12th edition of the Sanganai/Hlanganani tourism expo today in an event that is expected to draw multiple players from the tourism sector. Last year, the popular expo was officially opened by Vice President Rtd General Constantino Chiwenga in a memorable event that remains unforgettable to Sanganai enthusiasts. The same hype is expected at this year’s event as the guest of honor takes to the podium to officially open the expo and handover prizes to excelling…

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Women in Tourism to converge at Sanganai/Hlanganani World Expo

Women in Tourism to converge at Sanganai/Hlanganani World Expo

By Natalie Chiwomadzi THE popular annual tourism extravaganza, Sanganai/Hlanganani World Expo is set to host a ‘Women in tourism conference’ that is expected to empower women active in the sector. ZTA has adopted the concept to get together all women involved in business tourism for the sharing of ideas in a capacity building exercise. Addressing a press conference last week, ZTA acting Chief Executive Officer, Givemore Chidzidzi said the conference will be immensely beneficial to women in the sector. “We have scheduled a women in tourism capacity building workshop, this…

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