In its endeavor to develop high profile, high value tourism niche products and opportunities, SPEDU in collaboration with Botswana Tourism Organisation (BTO), is developing tourism Master Plans to guide the development of critical high value tourism clusters at Letsibogo, Dikgatlhong and Thune Dams. Some master plans have been concluded whereas some are still being developed.
The Master Plans among other things will guide the nature and extent of Primary infrastructure required, address Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) and process of investor engagement. Once the Master Plans are approved, SPEDU, with BTO will embark upon a trade and investment mission to allow private sector to invest in the required enterprises.
The project will result in increased inward tourism investment, a wide sector employment base, increased tourist numbers, spend and bed nights in Selebi Phikwe and the region and further downstream opportunities for Small, Medium and Micro – sized Enterprises uptake. This project will substantially contribute to GDP growth propelled by non – mining economic sectors.
The Thune and Letsibogo Master Plans have been approved. The consultancy for Dikgatlhong dam Master Plan was terminated. Another consultant will be engaged soon to produce the Master Plan.
The primary objective of the project is to increase the tourism profile of the SPEDU Region, positioning it as a reputable and destination of note for tourism and recreation in Botswana.
Approval of Letsibogo, Thune and Dikgatlhong Dams Master Plans.