Protea Hotels withdraws from Chiawa project

Protea hotels has withdrawn its plans to build a hotel in Chiawa area following a stiff resistance by villagers and conservationists.
Danny Bryer Protea Hotels Director – Revenue Management, Sales and Marketing has isued the following statement from Capetown South
Protea Hotels has taken the decision to withdraw its application for development of a proposed hotel in the Lower Zambezi region. Having engaged in a comprehensive Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) and taken cognizance of the concerns raised we have decided not to progress, taking the view that further clarity on the matter is needed.
“Protea Hotels currently has five properties in Zambia and is committed to further investment. We will continue to have productive and meaningful dialogue with the Zambian authorities on further development in the country.”

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