Opportunities are varied and will range from power to construction to water services and those inbetween, across a wide range of products and services - from power lines, to switchgear, to electical and lighting poles, street lighting, to smart metering, distribution transformers, elec engineering, elec system management, asset tracking, bitumen supplies, pre-cast flooring suppiers, to piping, valve & actuator systems, to construction equipment, air conditioning to transformer oils and mini sub-stations (see also Water & Sanitation).
This was summed up on 23rd April 2018 when speaking during a panel of discussion at the Zimbabwe Urban Infrastructure Investment Summit held in Bulawayo, Harare Mayor, Councillor Bernard Manyenyeni, said: "We (local authorities) have got like a 30 to 40 year infrastructure gap. We have that gap and the need has grown, all our cities have outlived their design capacities in terms of almost every aspect of infrastructure". The country is geared for increased investments under the new administration, with a number of deals running into billions of dollars having already been signed and are in early stages of implementation. In view of this, local authorities have expressed readiness to participate in key projects such as road, water and sewer infrastructure rehabilitation. Specifically mentioned was that "Our pipes and roads are in a sorry state and thus we need to strengthen our capacities at local levels through devolution".