1. INTERGRATED DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME FOR THE VICTORIA FALLS-BINGA SPECIAL ECONOMIC ZONE
Cabinet considered and approved the Conceptual Development Framework for the Victoria Falls-Binga Special Economic Zone and the related Nodes following presentation by the Minister of Local Government and Public Works. The following ten (10) nodes, most of them being Tourist resorts, were identified within the Special Economic Zone namely:- Victoria Falls Municipality Area; Jafuta (Masuwe) Stateland; Batoka Town; Mlibizi Resort; Binga Centre; Sijarira Resort; Binga hinterland; Gwayi-Shangani Dam Resort; Hwange Town; and the Hwange Aerodrome Centre.
Overally, the agreed approach includes the integration of the natural environment, current ecotourism activities and requirements relating to the World Heritage Status while enhancing and diversifying the tourism products on offer and integrating tourism with other hinterland economies like mining and irrigation e.g. Binga and Hwange.