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ZIMBABWE GOVERNMENT PUTS CONVENTION CENTRE PROJECT OUT TO TENDER posted on: 27/7/2012 10:48:35
AFRICA - The Zimbabwe Government is putting out tenders for the construction of two new convention centres, situated along its natural visitor attraction, Victoria Falls. Included in the plans are a five-star and a three-star hotel as well as the proposed Victoria Falls Resort Villas.
According to local Zimbabwean news agency, Dailynews.co.zw, the Transport Secretary Munesu Monodawafa’s recommendation to build a semi-permanent events structure has not been encouraged by the Government and it has decided to put the contract out to tender.
Munodawafa recently said the Government should abandon its ambitions to build a 4,000-seat conference facility and look for a temporary solution. He suggested an aluminium glass fabrication structure which would last for up to 20 years.
“What has been approved by Cabinet is a permanent structure and that is what we want, but now we are looking at feasibility to say can we put up a conference centre of that magnitude or even half that magnitude and be able to use it by August and we are saying we don’t believe we can,” he said. Photo credit to i_pinz
EUROPE - Over 100 delegates from the Greek meetings industry attended EFAPCO's Think Forum in Athens to tackle issues currently facing the sector, most notably the lack of recognition from the Greek government.
AUSTRALASIA - International event planners have able to get a sneak preview of the new under-construction International Convention Centre (ICC) in Sydney with the launch of a virtual fly-through video.