Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa urged Chinese investors to invest in Zimbabwe's tourism sector and help turn the southern African country into a competitive tourist destination.
He made the remarks on the occasion where a visiting delegation from China's Zhejiang Province and the Zimbabwean government officials and business leaders witnessed the signing of a twinning arrangement between Zimbabwe's Chinhoyi City and China's Dongyang City.
He said Zimbabwe possesses vast tourism opportunities which if fully harnessed, could help the country in its quest to become an upper middle income economy by 2030.
It emerged at the meeting that Zimbabwe had set aside 1,200 hectares of prime land in the resort town of Victoria Falls for tourism development.
"I urge you, prospective investors (from China), to seize this opportunity to turn Victoria Falls into a competitive tourism hub and financial center," Mnangagwa said.
The resort town, in Matabeleland North Province, is home to the magnificent Victoria Falls, one of the seven natural wonders of the world.