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Zambia mulls master plan to develop tourism

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The Zambian government said on Friday that it was in the process of developing a master plan that would enhance the development of the tourism sector.

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The master plan will focus on restoring and enhancing the tourism sector in the southern African nation.

Minister of Tourism and Arts Charles Banda said the master plan was going to focus mainly on the infrastructure of the country's tourism sector.

"The ministry is doing everything possible to reroute tourists into the country, it was for this reason that the ministry is developing the master plan that is targeting at infrastructure such as airports, lodges to turn the country into a regular hub for tourism in the region," he said after a meeting traditional leaders from Botswana, according to a statement released by the ministry's public relations unit.

The master plan would see local communities being involved in the realization of the country's tourism dream, he added.

The traditional leaders from Botswana were in Zambia to appreciate the country's efforts of cultural tourism and to exchange ideas on the matter, the statement said.

The traditional leaders also wanted to know how best connections and linkages between tourism and culture could impact the livelihood of local communities.

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