SADC engineers will compete at the forthcoming UNWTO general assembly on 24 to 29 August, 2013 for the Victoria Falls Ultra Tourism Integrated Infrastructure Development Plan, according to Martin Manuhwa, President of the Southern Africa Federation of Engineering Organisations (SAFEO).
According to Manuhwa, the Engineering Council of Zimbabwe (ECZ) is to partner with the Engineering Institution of Zambia (EIZ) and have harnessed the support and cooperation of the World Council of Civil Engineers (WCCE),African Federation of Engineering Organisations (FAEO) and SAFEO to support the hosting of the UNWTO general assembly tourism infrastructure and engineering forum on 25 August 2013.
The President of the WCCE, Engineer Tomas Sancho from Spain is expected to be guest of the Engineering Tourism Infrastructure Forum for the UNWTO assembly.
‘We require this recognition of the engineering fratenity to the infrastructure development to be the first event of the day before the site visits,’ Manuhwa said.
He added that the rules of the competition will make it eligible for all architects,engineers,quantity and quality surveyors and town planners to compete on a model.
‘We wish to hold a competition that will propose to have green infrastructure for the proposed Victoria Falls ultra city. A prize for the best model will be given during the UNWTO assembly,’ Manuhwa said.
It is understood that the rules for the Victoria Falls ultra city competition by the built environment fratenity will require 1 200 acres of space to build the dream tourism city away from the world heritage foot-print.
The winning model will be judged by a panel of international judges.
Manuhwa says the proposed sustainable buildings in the ultra Victoria Falls city will be energy saving in terms of design and construction.
‘The competition will aim to produce buildings and systems that generate wholly positive effects on human environment and health,’ he said.