Mozambique: Dutch group invests in five star hotels near Mozambique Island

14 February 2008

Maputo, Mozambique, 14 Feb – Dutch group African Riviera plans to invest 223 million euros on construction of two hotels on Mozambique Island, in Nampula province, one of which will be a floating five star hotel.

Construction of the two hotel units will begin at the end of this year and the project will be carried out in partnership with Mozambican state port and railroad company Portos e Caminhos-de-Ferro de Moçambique (CFM-EP), which owns the region’s infrastructures, a source linked to the process told Portuguese news agency Lusa.

One of the five star hotels will be built on the mainland area of Lumbo based on the ruins of the first hotel built in Mozambique, which is currently owned by CFM.

The floating hotel, with capacity to accommodate 500 people, will be built on the water between this location and Mozambique Island.

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

Mozambique Island, which was granted World Heritage status by UNESCO in 1991, was the country’s first capital, and the island city gave the country its name.

Transfer of the capital to Lourenço Marques, the current Maputo, after the independence of Brazil in 1822, led to the decline of the island. (macauhub)