Victoria Falls Bridge in the bright lights

via Telecel lights up UNWTO | The Zimbabwean by Edgar Gweshe

Zimbabwe’s second largest mobile phone firm, Telecel, has contributed towards the upcoming United Nations World Tourism Organisation General Assembly through a $100, 000 project that will see the lighting up of the Victoria Falls bridge between Zimbabwe and Zambia.

Zimbabwe and Zambia will co-host the 20th session of the UNWTO General Assembly which is set to be held from August 24-29 this year in Victoria Falls and Livingstone, respectively.

The bridge illumination, according to the mobile network firm, has a provision for up to 1,8 million colour options and will continue for 15 years.

“The project, which is the first of its kind, is being worked on through several partners, most notably SSLI and Philips Electronics.

Telecel will also ensure that its voice and data services are optimised for visitors to the Victoria Falls,” read the statement. Telecel General Manager, Angeline Vere, said the bridge linking Zimbabwe and Zambia is not only an iconic monument but symbolises the link between the two countries.

“The bridge not only links Zambia and Zimbabwe with one another but it is a shared structure jointly owned by the two countries. As such it can be seen as a symbol of the ties that bind the two countries together and of their joint hosting of the UNWTO general assembly.

“Moreover, since Telecel is paying for the illumination of the bridge for the next 15 years, it will be a lasting monument to the holding of this assembly and continue no doubt to delight visitors to the Victoria Falls,” said Vere.


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    Simon 11 years ago

    Sounds great but it is also disturbing nature by night. I feel it should only be lit up until midnight.