Financial Express, April 3, 1989

As Indian company Zenith Collaboration, has secured a consultancy assignment from concept to commissioning of an exclusive island resort in Maldives which will be comparable to the best in the world, says a press release of the company.

The $10 million resort, the press note adds, is promoted by a non-resident Indian group. The resort is expected to open in October 1989.

The $10 million investment is confined to the first phase alone. Zenith has selected various consultants for architectural and other services from India and overseas.

Zenith was set up in 1985 by Dr. Hiru Bijlani who holds Ph.D. in the area of international business. Before setting up the company, Dr. Bijlani worked in various countries in Africa and West Asia.

The company specialises in arranging collaborations, chalking out diversification plans, preparing feasibility reports, implementing products etc.

The company has associate consultants in the U.S., Europe, Japan and South-East Asia. Some of the clientele include Inlaks group of the U.K. (NRI company), Matsushita of Japan, HVA of Holland, Hindustan Lever Ltd. Etc.

Currently, the company is in the process of developing a 100 per cent export-oriented unit for Hindustan Lever and it is looking out for suitable collaborations from foreign companies. It is actively working in the area of processed seafood with know-how obtained from Japan. It is also seeking tie-ups for rubber and related products.

Zenith’s thrust is in identifying projects which are non-traditional and help the country in earning more and more exchange by export of agro and non-agro based products, adds the release.

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