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The Government of the Republic of Malawi in conjun... » The Government of the Republic of Malawi in conjunction with the Malawi Investment and Trade Centre (MITC) will hold the 2015 Malawi Investment Forum at the Bingu International Conference Centre (BICC) in Lilongwe, Malawi from 29th and 30th of June, 2015. 29TH TO 30TH JUNE, 2015 » 29TH TO 30TH JUNE, 2015 THE 2015 MALAWI INVESTMENT FORUM » The Government of the Republic of Malawi in conjunction with the Malawi Investment and Trade Centre (MITC) will hold the 2015 Malawi Investment Forum at the Bingu International Conference Centre (BICC) in Lilongwe, Malawi from 29th and 30th of June, 2015. The Investment Forum will offer foreign and local investors, high level government officials and development partners an opportunity to discuss, on one to one basis, issues related to direct investments, joint ventures as well as Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs).  The Forum will also offer a networking environment for 300 participants to discuss packaged investment opportunities and joint venture projects with Malawian companies. The Malawi Investment Forum will focus on the following six sectors:- Agriculture and Agro-processing Tourism Manufacturing Energy Infrastructure Financial Services For more information and registration, visit www.mwif2015.com Important Information !! » Important Information Attention to all travelers and Malawian returnees. Following the COVID-19 pandemic, coupled with the rise of cases in Malawi, the Government of the Republic of Malawi is requesting all travelers and Malawian returnees to complete a pre-departure form, stating approval to comply to the COVID-19 response requirements established by the government . The Mission urges all to comply with the requirements. Please find the registration form in this Link. For more information and applications for Malawi Visas and Permits visit: http://www.immigration.gov.mw Contact E-mail: evisa.support@immigration.gov.mw Travelling to Malawi during the COVID Pandemic: Malawi is very much open to welcome international travellers. Travellers are required to have negative PCR test no older than 10 days. Travellers may still however be tested on arrival. It is advised that travellers also check the requirements of transit countries. The Malawi Ministry of health have provided a voice message on the procedures for when guests arrive into the country, click here to listen.

WHY INVEST IN MALAWI

  1. BUSINESS FRIENDLY AND LIBERALISED ECONOMIC ENVIRONMENT
    Market determined interest rates
    Floating currency
    Foreign currency denominated accounts for regular exporters with 60% retention
    Full repatriation of profits and dividend.

  2. POLITICALLY STABLE COUNTRY
    Malawians are peaceful and friendly people
    No history of civil war
    Malawi has a vibrant democracy.  Peacefully transited from singular to plural politics.
    Have had four free and fair democratic elections in 1994, 1999, 2004 and 2009.

  3. AVAILABILITY OF LAND
    Land for investment purposes readily available
    Industrial sites available in the major cities of Lilongwe, Blantyre and Mzuzu
    Preferential access to world markets under COMES,  SADC, COTONOU, AGOA
    Serviced Industrial Estate and Export Processing Zones.

The Malawi Government has prioritised the following sectors to accelerate economic development:

  • Tourism
  • Manufacturing
  • Agriculture/agro-processing
  • Infrastructure
  • Energy and Mining

  1. TOURISM
    Construction of eco-lodges/tourist hotels and other eco-tourist facilities along unique areas of natural beauty around Lake Malawi, Mulanje mountain, plateaus and other protected areas.

    Business hotels with conference facilities in cities of Lilongwe and Blantyre.

  2. AGRICULTURE
    Cotton, coffee, soya beans, tea, cassava, cut flower production, sugarcane
    Wheat farming
    Dairy farming

  3. AGRO-PROCESSING
    Vegetable oil extraction and processing
    Fruit Processing
    Cassava starch processing
    Meat processing
    Cereal processing
    Dairy processing
    Soya processing into soya milk, animal feed

  • MINING
    Bauxite: over 25,6 million tonne reserves
    Limestone over 25 million tones
    Coal Joint Venture opportunity for 197 million tonnes
    Monazite/strontianite 11 million tonnes
    Graphite 2.8 million tonnes
    Phosphate Carbonatite 2.0 million tonnes (8.8 million residuals)
    Others: Vermiculite, Gypsum, Glass sands, iron sulphides, heavy mineral sand, ceramic

  • MANUFACTURING
    Textile spinning and weaving, garments
    Agriculture equipment and machinery
    Fertilizer production
  • Electrical mechanical equipment
    Leather processing and footwear production

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