President Peter Mutharika has so far unveiled infrastructure projects in energy, road, hotels, business complex, manufacturing and Information and Communications Technology. The projects mainly financed by the Government of Malawi and some through international partners.

In energy, the President commissioned the 55 megawatts electricity plant and said his administration is expected to add a total of 300 megawatts to the national grid by beginning of 2019. The President said his Government will also link Malawi to the SADC energy pool and expand its energy infrastructure expected to increase Malawi energy capacity to 2,000 megawatts in the next decade.

Malawi’s energy investment blue print includes a mixture of hydro, solar, coal and diesel generated energy to spur its economy, which is expanding rapidly.

In terms of infrastructure, the President has already unveiled the Livingstonia-Njakwa-Rumphi road, the 186-kilometre Blantyre Bye-pass road, the Lilongwe-Old Airport-Kasiya road and The Thyolo-Makwasa-Thekerani road. More roads are expected to be upgraded using a variety of financing models.

In other infrastructure projects the US$100m took off last November in Malawi’s Capital christened Lilongwe Grand Business Park, a five-star hotel and conference centre in Blantyre and completion of Community Technical Colleges across Malawi.

A business park and a five-star hotel are set to be constructed in Malawi’s capital, Lilongwe Grand Business Park will be in area 46 in Lilongwe. The business park, which is estimated to cost around US $100m, will be composed of a shopping complex, a high-class office building and a five-star hotel.

Other projects include new national stadium at Njamba in Blantyre, water-access from Mulanje to Blantyre, Lake Malawi Water Project and construction projects of rural stadium and trading facilities across Malawi. Manufacturing and value addition also has varied projects in the pipeline.

Investors can contact the Malawi Investment and Trade Centre to get more details on infrastructure opportunities in Malawi. Those in UK and accredited countries can contact the Malawi High Commission in London at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.
-Kondwani Munthali