The Civil Aviation Authority of Zimbabwe (CAAZ) is inviting potential investors to bid for the development and operation of horticulture facilities at its busiest airport, Robert Gabriel International Airport, as it seeks to grow non-aeronautical revenue.

In an invitation for local competitive tenders and expression for interest published on Thursday, the CAAZ said the land earmarked for the proposed venture is about 300 hectares.

“The project entails the development of a horticulture-growing facility, complete with pack-houses and all associated cold-chain infrastructure for export out of the airport.

“The successful bidder or bidders will be expected to enter into a lease and concession agreement with CAAZ for an agreed term,” the CAAZ said.

It said interested parties should provide information demonstrating that they have the required experience, competencies, skills and qualifications relevant for performance of the services whether as individuals or as firms, joint ventures or as consortia.

Zimbabwe exported more than 112 million U.S. dollars of horticultural produce in 2018, up from the 50.9 million dollars in 2017. Enditem

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