Mozambique: Dutch organization invests in tourism on Mozambique Island

4 January 2008

Maputo, Mozambique, 4 Jan – US$324 million are to be invested over the next two year on tourist projects on the mainland part of the Mozambique Island municipal area, in Nampula province, Mozambican newspaper Notícias reported.

The newspaper said that the project was headed by Dutch company African Riviera, which has as one of its partners Mozambican port and railroad company Portos e Caminhos de Ferro de Moçambique, which owns the infrastructures in the region.

During a meeting on the harmonization of investment projects held on Mozambique Island, Lisa Saint Aubin, linked to African Riviera said that the figure would be applied to building a floating hotel in the sea that separates the mainland area of Lumbo and Mozambique Island city.

On the mainland area of Lumbo, a five-star hotel will be built in place of Mozambique’s first hotel unit, which is currently in ruins and belongs to the Portos e Caminhos de Ferro company.

Saint Aubin also said that in order to provide training for most staff that will work in the tourism sector in the area of Mozambique Island, her company’s project includes construction of a school/restaurant, focused on training for hotels, as well as farming.

All of the work included in the African Riviera project is expected to begin over the next two years.

African Riviera is currently building a hotel complex in Cabaceira Grande, in Mossuril district, valued at US$1.6 million. (macauhub)