The World Bank says it is excited to partner with the Zambian government to further enhance the development of the tourism sector in the country.

World Bank Country Director, NATHAN BELETE has praised the government for taking the decision to advance and enhance the tourism sector.

Mr. BELETE was speaking in Livingstone after an engagement meeting with Tourism Minister RODNEY SIKUMBA and other officials in the ministry of tourism.

And Mr. SIKUMBA said about seventy eight percent of the World Bank funds will go towards infrastructure development such as roads, airstrips and water reticulation in the earmarked areas.

Mr. SIKUMBA said the infrastructure development will enhance accessibility as well as support tourism growth in the selected areas.

He said the emerging tourism destinations in the country that have been specified for the implementation of the development project are Liuwa Plains National Park, Source of the Zambezi, and Kasaba Bay.

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