Zimbabwe has identified infrastructure as a key economic enabler and has therefore prioritized investment in infrastructure as key to the sustained recovery of the Zimbabwean economy and to the achieve global competitiveness. There are plenty of opportunities for Public Private Partnerships (PPPs), Joint Ventures and strategic partnerships. These opportunities for investment are in:

  • energy – electricity, renewable energy and petroleum
  • transport – road, rail and air
  • Information Communication Technologies (ICT)
    i Power Projects



  1. Energy


Access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all is of prime importance for economic growth and development.  In order to attain this the country requires massive investment in the energy sector to meet the increasing demand for energy.


Investment opportunities in the Energy Sector


Priority Areas

Investment Opportunities



·        Refurbishment of existing power station – Hwange Power Station

·        Refurbishment of existing small Thermal Stations – Harare, Bulawayo, Munyati


·        Demand Side Management (DSM) projects

·        Installation of pre-paid meters

·        Expansion of Kariba South Hydro-electric Power Station and Hwange Power Station

·        Batoka and Western Area Power Stations

·        Grid enhancement

Renewable Energy and Energy Conservation

·        Feasibility study on Lupane Gas Plant

·        Biodigester Projects

·        Biofuels production (ethanol and biodiesel)

·        Development of solar and wind initiatives

·        Manufacturing and selling of CFCs and LEDs

·        Manufacture, supply, installation, maintenance and operation of geyser controls systems and accessories

·        Manufacture and supply of pre-paid meters

·        Manufacture and supply of solar water heaters

·        Manufacture of solar panels and components

·        Huge hydro-power potential  for further dams such as Condo, Tende, Moziwa, Gilyn, A-Miel, Mhondoro, Dande and Kundu among others


·        Fuel importation and distribution to the region, storage and wholesaling of fuel

·        Extension of the oil pipeline to other parts of the country

·        Construction of the requisitestorage facilities

·        Investment in a new oil refinery


·        Co-generation of power from biomass

·        Development of bio-fuels

·        Development of Coal Bed Methane Utilization which includes power generation, liquid fuels production, domestic and industrial heating, fertilizer production and other chemicals

·        Feasibility studies for the mini-hydro electricity and large scale power projects




  1. Transport


The country’s transport network comprises roads, rail and air, with the public sector as the main provider of these services


  • Road Transport

The road network plays an important role in the movement of goods and services within the country and outside the borders.


  • Rail Transport

Zimbabwe has rail links to all SADC countries and is linked to East Africa through the TAZARA rail line.  This makes Zimbabwe an ideal and cost-effective regional transportation hub for inland bulk cargo and transportation beyond borders.


  • Air Transport

Zimbabwe has international airports serviced by major airlines.  The international airports are Robert Mugabe International Airport, Joshua Mqhabuko Nkomo International Airport in Bulawayo and Victoria Falls Airport.


Investment opportunities in the Transport Sector


Focus Area

Investment Opportunities



·        Bulawayo-Victoria Falls

·        Rehabilitation of Bulawayo Beitbridge

·        Constructionof surface roads:

–      Buchwa – Rutenga–Boli Sango Border post


·        Rehabilitation and expansion of the railway track


·        Rehabilitation and expansion of telecommunications and signalling infrastructure

·        Purchase of rolling stock


·        Expansion, development and rehabilitation of domestic airports:

–      Masvingo

–      Hwange

–      Mushumbi Pools

–      Bumi Hills

–      Buffalo Range

–      Kariba

–      Gweru

–      Mutare

·        Strategic partnerships with the National Airline

·        Capacitating and upgrading of the Air Zimbabwe Aviation Training Centre

·        Establishing Pilots simulator training

·        Establishing aircraft spares Base at Air Zimbabwe

·        Rehabilitation of regional roads

·        Introduction of local budget airlines



  1. Information and Communication Technology (ICT)


The ICT sector is one of the fastest growing sectors in Zimbabwe.  For investment opportunities in the CIT sector click here.