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Zambia’s Tourism Sector Poised for Growth, Thanks to Japanese Support

Ambassador Dr. Tobias Mulimbika, representing Zambia in Japan, has highlighted the immense potential of the industry to drive economic development in the country. 

Speaking at the financial bid opening for the Improvement of Equipment for Research, Conservation, Exhibition, and Education at the Livingstone Museum in Tokyo, Dr. Mulimbika emphasized the significant opportunities the sector presents, ranging from wildlife and natural resources to cultural heritage.

Facilitated by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), the project aims to enhance research, conservation, exhibition, and educational facilities at the Livingstone Museum, a key cultural landmark in Zambia. 

Dr. Mulimbika expressed gratitude for JICA’s Cultural Grant Assistance to Zambia, amounting to JPY 89,300,000 (USD 0.63 million), underscoring its importance in preserving Zambian culture and heritage while boosting tourist visits to Livingstone town and beyond.

The ambassador emphasized that upon completion, the project will not only contribute to infrastructure development but also play a crucial role in conserving Zambia’s rich cultural heritage. 

He highlighted the project’s potential to create jobs, generate income, and stimulate further investment in the tourism sector.

JICS President, Takeuchi Kazuki, echoed Dr. Mulimbika’s sentiments, stressing that the project will not only attract more Japanese tourists to Zambia but also bolster international and domestic tourism. 

Established in 1989, JICS plays a pivotal role in supporting the implementation of Official Development Assistance (ODA) programs, with a focus on procurement expertise in the international cooperation field.

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