Investors sought to develop ecotourism facilities in Lake Malawi National Park

By Harry Witness Mombanyah

Malawi’s Department of National Parks and Wildlife (DNPW) through the Public Private Partnership Commission (PPPC) which is legally mandated to facilitate public private partnership arrangement in Malawi is inviting proposals for the development and management of eco-tourism facilities in Lake Malawi National Park.

A statement from PPPC says the assignment is in two lots and the first lot is for the development and management of Mfulu Beach where the investor will be required to build, finance, operate and transfer a 10 bed Eco lodge facility in a concession of 10 years.

The second lot is for Illala Gap and will require the investor to develop, build, finance operate and transfer a five bed Eco lodge facility in a concession period of 10 years.

The statement says the investor will be selected based on quality and cost based selection (QCBS) procedures and in terms of the full technical proposal (FTP) and financial proposal format as described in the Request For Proposal (RFP) in accordance with PPP policy and PPP act as well as the procurement policies, procedures and guidelines of the PPPC which can be accessed through;

“Interested eligible investors may obtain further information from the PPPC and may inspect the request for proposal document during normal working hours,” reads the statement.

It says that a complete set of the bidding document written in English language can be requested and collected at the PPPC offices upon payment of a non-refundable printing fee of Ten Thousand Malawi Kwacha or its equivalent in any freely convertible currency.

The deadline for submitting proposals is December 13, 2023.

Malawi Government’s policy and legal framework dwells on the provision of an enabling environment for the private sector and other stakeholders in the conservation and management of wildlife.

Tourism is one of the priority areas in Malawi 2063 with wildlife reserves among the features that attract tourists in Malawi.

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