Over 60 local and foreign companies have submitted bids to set up projects within Zimbabwe’s special economic zones (SEZ).

The gazetting of the SEZ legislation few weeks ago by the government has set the tone for the take off of the models which are aimed at increasing specialised businesses within the country’s ten provinces.

Zimbabwe SEZ Chief Executive Officer Mr Edwin Kondo confirmed to the ZBC News the organisation is being overwhelmed by inquiries from the prospective investors.

“The prospective investors are looking at the available opportunities to unlock business activities,” he said.

The SEZ roadmap which has guidelines on the design, operations and establishment of the projects has also been finalised, said Mr Kondo.

“We are just confident of what we are doing and we anticipate for greater things to happen,” he added.

The government is forging ahead with the SEZ concept to facilitate stable and favourable macroeconomic conditions.