25 years ago
BULAWAYO, 13 January 1991. — The Zimbabwe International Trade Fair is to spend $700 000 on improvements in time for this year’s Trade Fair to be held from April 25 to May 1.
In an interview the general manager, Mr Graham Rowe, said the money is being used to upgrade several exhibition halls as bookings for the fair have been exceptionally heavy and done much earlier than in previous years.
Over $4 million was spent last year on the construction of one of the halls.
“Twelve new pavilions are currently being constructed for local and outside exhibitors who have made firm bookings for participation,” he said.
Mr Rowe said construction work was being slowed down by the critical shortage of water and construction material faced by the city.
Due to the water rationing exercise imposed by the city council, ZITF was supplying contractors with borehole water.