Mobilisation and engagement of private sector for Expo2020 Dubai continues

Cabinet has announced it considered an update on Zimbabwe’s participation at DubaiExpo 2020 which was presented by the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, Hon. Dr Frederick Shava.

“The nation is advised that mobilisation of the private sector is continuing, with business entities being encouraged to propose events that can be included in the thematic calendar of events. Participants are expected to come up with events that explore solutions to fundamental global issues, guided by the ten (10) Theme Weeks and 18 International Days,” said Minister of Information, Publicity and broadcasting Services, Senator Monica Mutsvangwa.

She said the Ministry of Environment, Climate, Tourism and Hospitality Industry has mobilised twenty-one (21) tourism operators to participate at the EXPO 2020 DUBAI. A number of tourism videos from the Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authority, and Ngamo Safaris, among other tourism operators, will be shown during the Expo.

“Mobilisation and engagement of the private sector continues, with a number of companies having already contributed towards the Zimbabwe Pavilion Retail Store namely Tanganda Tea Company, Patrick Mavros, Adam Bede, Cairns Food, Mr Sauce and Copper Ware, while Schweppes and National Foods pledged to contribute perishable products.

“ZimTrade is working with ZIDA (Zimbabwe Investment Development Agency), Zimbabwe National Chamber of Commerce (ZNCC) and Confederation of Zimbabwe Industries (CZI) in coming up with information on trade and investment opportunities in Zimbabwe, project proposals from companies as well a prospectus which will be displayed in the Zimbabwe Pavilion.”

The Ministry of Mines and Mining Development is also mobilising the private sector in the mining industry to participate at Expo 2020 Dubai, said the minister.

“The Ministry of Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services has mobilised media houses to help with the Communication Strategy. 

“Thirteen (13) out of 30 Media Houses including ZBC, ZTN, and Zimpapers have been engaged through a competitive tender process. The communication products to be produced by the companies include: Information and Communication material; audio videos; jingles for pre, during and post duration of the expo in order to profile the opportunities found in the country.”

She said: “The Zimbabwe Pavilion construction is 100% complete. The remaining scope of work currently underway includes finalisation of the digital equipment, zone labelling, installation of the Zimbabwe theme and country name, installation of the Zimbabwe Model Map, and virtual reality sets.”

The Dubai runs from 1 October 2021 to 31 March 2022.

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