President Mnangagwa has conducted a groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of the Beethoven Hotel with 40 executive rooms and Harare Hippodrome, a theatre centre in Braeside.
The Harare Hippodrome and Beethoven Hotel are being constructed in Braeside and its expected the facility will become the largest conference centre in the country. The Rainbow Towers (HICC) Conference Centre has a capacity of 4500, while the City Sports Centre seats 4000.
The President was accompanied by Vice President General (Rtd) Dr. Constantino Chiwenga.
The hotel and culture centre which will host international conferences is an initiative by the newly-appointed Zimbabwe envoy and Ambassador at Large to Europe and America, Prophet Ubert Angel, and his wife.
The investment, which is in line with Zimbabwe is Open for Business thrust, is expected to create several job opportunities and host international and local organizations, business executives, and tourists.
President Mnangagwa says the construction of the facilities will go a long way towards boosting Zimbabwe’s competitiveness to hold mega international and local conferences.
With a capacity to accommodate more than 6000 delegates, the facility becomes the biggest conference centre in the country.
Cde Mnangagwa applauded the prophet for the strategic investment through vast business links in Europe and business connections in America.
The Ambassador at Large has already gone through training and did well in diplomatic etiquette, revealed the President.
He implored cabinet ministers to facilitate business investments in line with the ease of doing business and National Development Strategy One.