By ZBC Reporter
The construction of Lupane State University International School of Tourism and Hospitality in Victoria Falls is set to begin within the next six months after the approval of construction plans.
Tickerhead: Human capital development
Lupane State University set to construct International School of Tourism in Victoria Falls
The International School of Tourism and Hospitality is envisaged to be the centre of excellence in hospitality education and training and is a response to requests by players in the tourism industry.
In an interview during a recent tour of the proposed site, Lupane State University Marketing and Communications Director, Mr Zwelithini Dlamini said he is confident construction work will commence within the next six months.
We are aware that Victoria Falls and Hwange corridor are part of our prime tourism in the country and therefore as the only university in the province of Matabeleland North, management has seen it fit we come up with an international school of hospitality and tourism which will assist to anchor the economy of the country, noted Dlamini.
The construction plans have been approved after the tertiary institution acquired a two-hectare piece of land from the Victoria Falls City Council.
The proposed school of tourism is also envisaged to contribute to the transformation of the resort city into a competitive tourism destination.