By Tichaona Kurewa
PROMINENT Dubai-based billionaire Mr. Shaji Ul Mulk, who is in Zimbabwe to explore business opportunities, plans to establish projects in Victoria Falls.
Zimbabwe was part of the countries that participated at the six-month long Dubai expo which ended last month, with President Emmerson Mnangagwa attending the Zimbabwe Day to rally investors to come to the Southern African country.
As a follow up visit, Mulk Holdings International Chairperson, Shaji Ul Mulk is in Zimbabwe where he is seeking investment opportunities in Harare, Victoria Falls, Bulawayo and other places.
In Victoria Falls, he has shown interest in building a cricket stadium on about 12-hectare piece of land, hotels and a hospital among other ventures.
“His Excellency President Mnangagwa shortly made a visit to Dubai. He made a very compelling proposal and presented on opportunities in Zimbabwe. He invited me to be here to see for myself investment opportunities, so this is my second stop. We have plans to set up a new city in Harare and a sports cricket stadium, along with a hotel and real estate products in Victoria Falls. The opportunities in Victoria Falls are endless.
“In Victoria Falls we think we should develop a product; on top of that we will be bringing new technologies in Zimbabwe, like e-hospital, based on an app, you can avail medical services for many parts of Zimbabwe. The Zimbabwean population has access to the best medical care in the whole world not just Zimbabwean doctors but European doctors, American doctors will have access to them,” said Mr Mulk.
City of Victoria Falls Mayor, Somvelo Dhlamini lauded the visit by the Dubai investor.
“I really appreciate the efforts made by the government that has made strenuous efforts to market Zimbabwe and Victoria Falls in particular, thanks to the expo held in Dubai, which culminated into this visit. This will improve our GDP as Victoria Falls and the country at large,” said Dhlamini.
Mulk Holdings International has a portfolio of over thirty companies around the world with a value of over US$1 billion.