LOCAL firms that have previously complained at being sidelined by mining houses and municipalities, have an opportunity to engage top management of the institutions and thrash potential business deals during the Tour de Great Dyke scheduled for next Tuesday, organisers say.
Tour de Great Dyke, which is set to start in Darwendale at Great Dyke Investments and ends in Zvishavane, is designed to raise awareness of the potential benefits the country can reap from exploiting minerals in the Great Dyke.
Great Dyke Investments is a $3 billion Russia-Zimbabwe joint venture platinum mining project based in Darwendale. Mr Munyaradzi Hwengwere, spokesperson for the organisers of the Tour de Great Dyke who include Buy Zimbabwe, told journalists on Tuesday that local manufacturers have an opportunity to meet the honchos of mining companies and discuss business opportunities in a relaxed environment.
Some local suppliers have claimed that local mining houses and municipalities were not procuring from them under unclear circumstances.
Similarly, local producers who say their products are unknown by the market, are expected to interact with upwards of 12 000 potential customers during the Tour de Great Dyke.
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