Board Chairperson for Umodzi Holdings Limited, Francis Mbilizi Friday said they have long term goals to develop the Umodzi Park into a mixed development centre.
Mbilizi said this in Lilongwe, during the grand opening of the Umodzi Park Complex by President Professor Peter Mutharika.
“As Umodzi Holdings Limited we have long term goals to develop the Park into a mixed development centre. Among others we want to have literal shops, entertainment and conference centres, and banks,” he said.
Mbilizi added that Umodzi Park Complex should be Lilongwe’s place for people to connect and meet.
He promised government that within the 10-year management agreement, they will operate the facility at a high standard.
Giving his remarks Chinese Ambassador to Malawi, Zhang Qingyang said Malawi has rich tourism resources and is commended as one of the best tourism destination in the world.
He said, with the bilateral relations between Malawi and China he has asked his friends to introduce businesses in the country to help boost the tourism and other sectors.
Zhang said his government is willing to work with Malawi Government to bring more benefits to the people of the country.
Minister of Information, Tourism and Culture, Kondwani Nankhumwa said the state-of-the-art Hotel, Presidential Villas and the Bingu International Convention Centre (BICC) known as Umodzi Park Complex are the first facility in the country to offer world-class services.
He said the opening of these facilities will strategically position Malawi to tap into this growing tourism market segment and enhance its image as a destination for international conferences and events.
The construction of Umodzi Park Complex started in 2009 and completed in 2012 by Shagai Construction Company from China. The park comprises of Bingu Wa Mutharika International Convention Centre (BICC), President Walmont Hotel and auditorium.
The park will be managed by Peermont Hotels, Casinos and Resorts which was awarded the management contract agreement by Umodzi Holdings Limited in October 2014.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :