The organizers of 2018 Malawi Investment Forum (MIF) say are expecting to create over $9 billion-worth investment opportunities to both local and foreign investors.
The forum, third of its kind, is expected to commence next week Monday in the administrative capital, Lilongwe.
The projects, according to the MIF website, fall under six sectors of agriculture, energy, transport, manufacturing, tourism and ICT.
Organizers of the forum, the Malawi Investment and Trade Centre (MITC), recently said the event is expected to attract over 800 delegates this year.
According to MITC, 300 delegates have confirmed their participation.
Mitc Public Relations Manager, Deliby Chimbalu, said the Centre was working with Malawi’s foreign missions to woo more delegates to the event.
“We are working with our foreign missions in recruiting more foreign delegates and I am happy to report that our embassies have responded positively by promoting the forum and we are expecting more delegates. Our target is 800 delegates,” she said.
Chimbalu further said six financial institutions have confirmed their participation in the forum.
Some of the projects outlined include an integrated cable car resort on Mulanje Mountain.
The project proposes development of a world-class tourism destination based on fantasy and adventure.
Underpinned by a cable car facility, the project would include luge and skyride, segway fun rides, health spa and wellness centre, living museum story-telling, eco-lodge, eco-adventure activities and a variety of themed restaurants.
Another target project under the tourism sector is the Cape Maclear Resort, Cape Maclear International Airport and Cape Maclear Business Hub in Mangochi District.
There are about five projects under the manufacturing sector including a fertilizer manufacturing plant and a wet milling corn starch production plant.